About

We believe that there is a place for India’s traditional crafts even in the most modern of spaces – imagine a monochrome Pichhwai adorning your minimalist living room wall or beautiful deep-green Athangudi tiles in your Mediterranean-style porch or even a stone sculpture from Shivarapatna that offsets the bonsai in your balcony garden. To make this possible, we knew that we had to bridge the gap between the artisans and the urban customer, translating an age old craft into something modern and relevant to the urban audience.

After working on and simultaneously learning from our projects, we now have a structured process to transform ideas to a stunning finished product with a very high level of artistry. Our projects have ranged from translating the local Kalamkari (Mata Ni Pachedi) textile craft to a cheerful wall mural in a lush bamboo garden to creating a city skyline on Uttarayan (Annual Kite-flying festival) using simple metal frames and traditional textiles. Our solutions run the entire gamut of interior design elements- wall murals, soft furnishings, paintings, furniture and lighting among many others.

We envision a range of home décor products in partnership with artisan communities and design schools. A wonderful mix of high quality craftsmanship and design coupled with the functionality of everyday use. For now, we work with more than 20 different crafts from across the country and the list is always growing.

In order to offer a glimpse into our beautiful world, we organize various craft based events like workshops, craft tours, artisan interactions and curated exhibitions. Stay tuned to participate in our events. We look forward to welcoming you to our world.

A world of crafts, everyday, everywhere.

About the founder

Nisha Vikram is the founder of CraftCanvas. She holds a Business degree in Marketing and is pursuing a diploma program in Interior Design.  After having been in about 11 cities in India, she found herself in Ahmedabad.  She started her research on handicrafts after moving here and found her true calling in it. CraftCanvas is a result of her love for ‘all things handmade’.

Nisha is a frequenter of flea markets where she finds herself challenges. You will find the story of the project of her converting an abandoned cradle into a living room centre piece in her blog, where Nisha also writes about her trips to the villages of the craftsmen. You can also find out about how you can bring in crafts into your everyday homes and lives.

9 Thoughts on “About

  1. Sirisha on July 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm said:

    Good Job Nisha..Read about some of the stuff and its beautiful! Keep it up.

  2. Great initiative ! Heard about you from a friend and thought of reading through your work. Great work, keep sharing !

  3. aparna on August 14, 2011 at 7:49 pm said:

    brilliant!! feel so proud. ;)

    keep up the gorgeous work, and put up some more avenues for us to buy some of this great stuff~

    love,
    A

  4. Its really out of the Box …

    I am jut trying to understand first of all is this a business ,if yes then how will it work…?

  5. Elisabet on October 10, 2011 at 1:15 am said:

    Hello from Spain!
    I just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT! Keep sharing those beautiful handcrafts..they are really inspirational and it’s the best way to raise awareness about how these thing will slowly disappear if we don’t appreciate them versus machine made things.
    Keep it up!

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