Craftsmen from the Indian subcontinent are still developing the skill of making jewellery and fine arts items.
A group of Indian craftsmen and artists is trying to revive their skills to take their craft back to India.
In a bid to rejuvenate the craft of jewellery, an initiative is being launched by an organisation called Blueprint Crafts, which aims to revive a craft that was in decline in the past.
Blueprint Craft has set up a shop in a temple in Mumbai.
The organisation hopes to launch a new shop on Saturday in the temple where craftsmen have been practising their craft for a decade, said Sanjay Bhattacharya, co-founder of Blueprint.
“I have always felt the need to rejuvenating this craft,” said Bhatticharya.
“The skills of making a necklace is something that has been forgotten by the world.
People are still making it at home.
We are trying to change that.”
Blueprints Crafts is a new initiative started by the Blueprint Group, an organisation based in Mumbai, which has set a goal to create an art school to revive the art of jewellers.
Its founders are Vikram Duggal, the director of Blueprints Craft, and Anup Kumar, who founded the company in 2005.
Duggal said the aim of Blueplates Craft was to revive craft of the jeweller.
He said the team is currently working on a plan to revive jewellery in India.
“We are planning to start an Art School in the next five years,” he said.
To be able to revive this art, Blueprints, an Indian jewellery manufacturer, would need to acquire enough funds.
For a start, the group has set aside a fund of Rs 3 crore.
The money will be used to hire around 70 skilled craftsmen to work on jewellery production.
Bhattichary said the goal is to train these craftsmen.
“They are going to be trained in the basics of making and crafting jewellery,” he added.
“We have put together a team to ensure they are ready to work in the shop.”
The aim is to revive these skills in India.
“The aim of the Blueprints group is to start a shop on October 4 in the city.
“It is a great opportunity to bring them back.””
A lot of jeweller’s craftsmen are in their 20s, 30s, but we want to give them the chance to learn new skills and start a career,” Bhattix said.
“It is a great opportunity to bring them back.”