Chanderi Weaving (Madhya Pradesh)

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About the Craft and Artisan : Mohammad Dilshad learnt the art of weaving Chanderi sarees from his father after he was forced to drop out of school at a young age due to difficult economic circumstances. With over 20 years of experience, he mastered the craft of weaving and was honored with the National Award by the Ministry of Textiles in 2010. He was also awarded the National Kabir Bunkar award in 2011-12. He continues to upskill his art by undergoing trainings and workshops in design and weaving and shares the learning and skills with children and adults in his community. Dilshad bhai has represented India at exhibitions in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Malaysia.