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About National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum generally called National Crafts Museum in New Delhi is one in every of the largest crafts museums in India. It is administered by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The museum is located on the nook of the Pragati Maidan, going through the Purana Qila complicated.

It became installation over a period of 30 years starting inside the 1950s and 60s by means of the efforts of the renowned freedom fighter late Smt Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, whilst the place became envisaged as an ethnographic area in which craftsmen from numerous components of India would are available to paintings closer to renovation of numerous conventional arts and crafts.

By the 1980s it already had a substantial collection, and in time the museum space steadily developed and transformed into its gift shape. Today the museum holds over 35,000 rare and extraordinary portions reflecting the persevering with culture of Indian craftsmen through painting, embroidery, textiles, various crafts of clay, stone and wood, all housed in a building designed among 1975 and 1990 with the aid of architect Charles Correa, incorporating traditional architectural vocabulary right into a cutting-edge layout.

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