Handicrafts & Handlooms

Infusing Science and Technology in traditional handicrafts by developing digitalization systems and techniques for traditional designs, creating a crafts lab and museum utilizing technologies, such as augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), and providing livelihood incubation to crafts persons.

Initiatives taken

Development of a digital archive of handicraft and handlooms

from indigenous craft communities of Jodhpur and nearby areas that preserves tangible and intangible heritage of craft traditions

Development and launch of a digitally enabled artisan centric business models

which facilitates ethical value chain ensuring sustainable livelihood for independent craftsmen

Creation and implementation

of a framework to aid artisans in developing temporally relevant designs for new product development

Micro incubation facility

for local craft artisans, potters of Jodhpur

Need Assessment Workshop Series

"Crafts, Tourism and the Pandemic – gauging the current status” by Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster in collaboration with NIFT Jodhpur and IIT Jodhpur

Grass Root Interaction

Extensive field visits for Grass Root Interaction were made and a number of trust building exercises have been undertaken