Sanjhi, the art of hand cutting stencils from paper to create patterns on the floor, is believed to have its origins in the city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Delhi Crafts Council's journey with this craft has spanned more than 30 years.
The Chamba Rumal, is a unique form of embroidery from the northern Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. It combines the two skills of miniature painting and embroidery.
The awards are given to encourage children between the age of fourteen and twenty who are skilled in crafts, to continue to practice their tradition and eventually take it up as a means of livelihood.
Sutrakar Samman is given by Delhi Crafts Council annually to a weaver as a tribute to his commitment to continuing the unique hand weaving skills of our country.
Realizing the importance of marketing as a means of developing traditional crafts, KAMALA was set up to showcase both traditional and contemporary crafts and textiles from across the country.