Started in 2011, Hands on Dastkar (HOD) is the marketing and consultancy wing of Dastkar Society for Crafts and Craftspeople. It helps connect artisans with urban consumers through an e-commerce platform that expands their reach and potential market. HOD brings to the comfort of your home all the crafts and craftspeople whose work you have admired. A virtual Dastakari bazaar, the HOD website lets you experience the myriad crafts of India- everything from metal to terracotta, Chanderi to Kanjeeveram, Gond to Kalamkari, Kutchi mirror work to Chikankari- all available simply a click away.
HOD hopes to continue Dastkar’s vision of providing our family of craftspeople with a platform to market and sell their products in a modern way while also generating awareness about the invaluable and beautiful crafts and craftspeople of India. As the world slowly goes digital, the world of traditional Indian crafts too needs to keep up with the times and HOD serves as the perfect platform for craftspeople to sell their products, generate livelihoods and secure a better future for themselves.
Join us in keeping the rich cultural heritage of our country alive!