Khushiram Pandey

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Khushiram Pandey

Awdhesh Kumar

  • GenderMale
  • Experience25 Years
  • AwardsMy father is Master Artisan, he is awarded by Government of India: National Award in year 2009, Govt. of India. National Merit Award in year 2008, Govt. of India. State Award in year 1986, Govt. of Rajasthan. Utakristh Shilpi award by Uttar Pradesh Government in 1996. Jaipur Ratana award by Rajasthan Government in 1997 . Kala Shri award by Hariyana Government in 2001. Kala Nidhi award by Suraj Kund Craft Samiti in 2006. Certified by Craftmark (AIACA) in Hand Block Printing
  • Annual TurnoverLess than 25 Lac
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I am a fifth generation block printing artisan and designer from Sanganer, a famous printing hub in Jaipur, Rajasthan. I attended the Indian Institute of Craft and Design in Jaipur (IICD) from 2009 to 2012. i won the the gold medal for Academic Excellence(2009-2012). During my studies, I focused on textile product design, culminating in a final year project working with the City Palace Museum of Jaipur. Here, I created a collection of prints and garments inspired by regional architecture. I am currently the Creative Director of AK Group and working in own band “Awdhesh Kumar”, which deal in exporting, wholesaling, and retailing of block printed textiles. I am passionate about the block printing industry and it is my main goal to sustain the ancient craft while at the same time giving new direction and innovation to the prints and designs. Right now working with 30 different hand block printers in sanganer and weaving artisan in Bikaner rajasthan in cotton handloom and Bhagalpur in linen handloom.

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Skills/Crafts

Bagru Dabu Block Printing

Also referred to simply as 'block printing', hand block printing is a centuries old art form popular in India, China and many other East Asian Countries

Skills/Material

Cotton, Silk, Natural Dyes, Teak Wood, Wooden Blocks

A hand carved teak wood block is used for the procedure

Skills/Technique

Block Printing

In India, this ancient printing technique utilises the hand carved teak wood block that is dipped into dye and stamped by hand onto a cotton or silk cloth, to produce a hand block printed fabric

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The Trichy Utsav 2019 - Direct Create

An extraordinary and magnificent range of men's and women's wear in khadi, showcased at the brilliant exhibition organised by Direct Create - The Trichy Utsav 2019, held at Trichy (Tiruchirappalli), Tamil Nadu, India

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Handmade Handmade Fabric Shirt
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Handmade Handmade Fabric Shirt
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Handmade Handmade Fabric Shirt
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Handmade Handmade Fabric Shirt
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Handmade Handmade Fabric Shirt
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Handmade Handmade Fabric Shirt
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Handmade Handmade Fabric Shirt
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Handmade Handmade Fabric Shirt
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