Conserving a Sustainable Cultural Legacy by Empowering Craftsmen
India is a country with a diverse culture and tradition. It is known for its plethora of heritage handicrafts made using traditional techniques. In an attempt to preserve our rich culture and traditions, Salwan Education Trust has decided to extend support to ‘Save the Artisans’ campaign organised by Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD).
An Exhibition cum Parent interaction was held in the school campus on 3rd August 2022 as part of the Pre-Independence Day Celebrations to showcase the handicrafts of the artisans of Mubarakpur and Nizamabad villages of Azamgarh District, Uttar Pradesh.
Among their exquisite handcrafted goods and products, the artisans from Azamgarh presented their wealth of work. During the exhibition, the young Salwanians and their parents had the opportunity to meet and interact with the skilled artisans. In addition to several students, more than 250 people visited the Exhibition. They were able to catch a glimpse of the handwoven silk dupattas, dress materials, and sarees from Mubarakpur. The Exhibition also featured black pottery, an indigenous craft of Nizamabad. The items on display included clay mugs, glasses, flower vase, salt and pepper sprinklers, pen stands, toothpick holders, etc. The clay whistles were in particular a hit with the students. A live potter’s wheel displayed the art of making miniature pottery pieces. The exhibition generated not just an awareness but also an interest in learning more about indigenous Indian handicrafts and the lives of the craftsmen.