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Fri, February 19, 2016 from 07:30am - 08:30am

Field Notes: Best Practices for Documentation of Handicrafts in the Field

Livelihood Creation Project Webinar

Dr. Vandana Bhandari, Professor and Dean (Academics) at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi

Indian handicrafts are a vast and important, but rapidly-disappearing aspect of Indian society and culture. While a range of handicraft organizations have been at the forefront of introducing consumers to traditional handicraft techniques and skills in the form of innovative and beautiful products, the sustainability of the supply of these products is threatened by the rate at which artisans seek alternative livelihoods. Documentation of craft techniques and practices is a crucial tool in a programmatic agenda to preserve that which is not just cultural heritage, but, in a world where handmade is equal to luxury, a competitive advantage.

Dr. Bhandari will share her expertise and experiences gleaned from years in the field, spent documenting cultural and economically significant crafts in danger of succumbing to modernization and socio-economic changes in the nation. Dr. Bhandari will provide practical insights on the benefits of documentation, as well as documentation best practices for organizations working in the handicraft sector.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm IST / 7:30 am to 8:30 am EST

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Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 07:30am

Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 08:30am