Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): School of Designs, a unit of the Directorate of Handicrafts of Jammu and Kashmir, plays a vital role in improving the design of traditional handicrafts, giving a boost to the industry and helping local artisans earn more profits.
To catch up with the ever-changing market trends and the needs of the people, design schools have experimented with designs of various handcrafted products, which over the years have been well received.
Currently, with the help of professional designers, the craftsmen of this institute have already learned a large number of patterns and they apply to all products, including papier mache, wood carving, kani shawls, rugs , willow wicker and embroidery as well.
Speaking to ANI, artisan Showkat Ahmad said, “Our craft is incomplete without School of Designs. Whether it is any product, it is incomplete without School of Designs. appropriate design touch without losing its originality and precision, it becomes a perfect packaging. “
He added: “When a design touch is brought to a handcrafted product, it improves a lot. Thus, it is important for a craftsman to give a touch of design to the product. It will become more attractive and can be sold at an affordable price. good price if a combination of design elements such as color combination and design precision come together. “
Many craftsmen are of the opinion that the new designs and the reorientation of the old designs give the product a distinct characteristic, which completely stimulates the industry.
“We have new, innovative designs in every craft. It helps a lot of private artisans, when we provide them with such designs,” said Suhaib, a craftsman.
Mushtaq Ahmad told ANI that many artisans are honing their skills.
“I am working on Kani shawls. We have experimented a lot and there has been a good response. People have a new taste in craftsmanship. Every day we think of something new according to people’s demand” , did he declare.
Nissar Ahmad, designer at the institute, said that the purpose of this Handicrafts Directorate unit is to introduce changes in craftsmanship over time. “There are over 5,000 samples in 12-13 crafts here. Every day we try to introduce something new with new experiences,” he said. (ANI)