KHAMIR - Craft Resource Centre


Bh. BMCB Social City
Tel: +91 02832-271272/329247

KHAMIR is a joint initiative of Kachchh Nav Nirman Abhiyan, Nehru Foundation for Development and the Confederation of Indian Industry. Its facility is supported by the Government of Gujarat. KHAMIR was set up as an education, training, demonstration and interpretation facility in the areas of craft, environment and heritage conservation in Kachchh.

Khamir in Kachchhi means "intrinsic pride", a trait associated with the people of Kachchh, who live with great resilience in spite of the adversities of harsh, arid environment struck repeatedly by natural disaster.

The KHAMIR - Craft Resource Centre's mission is to revitalize and reposition the crafts of Kachchh by addressing the inherent technological, ecological, socio-economic, and cultural issues confronting artisans. The Craft Resource Centre works to enable artisans to develop a strong market and business orientation, to source relevant resources for rejuvenating their craft sector and to forge creative partnerships within the artisan community as well as with the global community.

The KHAMIR - Craft Resource Centre looks beyond the embroideries for which Kachchh is known. It works intensively with the regional crafts of block printing, tie-dye, weaving, lacquer, bell-making, pottery, silver, leather, namda, and ragan.

KHAMIR's craft facility is located 10km from Bhuj. It provides a common roof for design, trade facilitation, access to raw materials, fabrication, bench marking quality, credit, branding and archival services. KHAMIR - Craft Resource Centre envisages stake holding by artisans. Key craft institutions, and individuals with expertise and commitment to Kachchh craft.

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