Issue #007, Winter, 2021 ISSN: 2581- 9410
Abstract: Switching of skills by the crafts persons in the area of folk crafts is a common feature in many parts of India especially in Madhya Pradesh. The research in the area of the languishing folk craft of Cire Perdue popularly known in India as Dhokra craft is performed to identify the drawbacks or problems in the functioning of the craft practice. The intention is to contribute by planning and proposing a combined system model in the rural or peri-urban areas wherein the folk craft is practiced in Madhya Pradesh. The model aims to enhance the social and economic condition of the Dhokra craft clusters in a fashion which is replicable as well to other traditional crafts practiced in rural guilds in the state of Madhya Pradesh and India. The methodology applied, is mostly qualitative in nature. The problems in the rural craft sector are mapped with participatory approach (through direct communication with the crafts persons). The study outcome makes craft management more effective, professionalized, organized and sustainable for long term providing an ideal base for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Key Words: Languishing, Folk craft, Tradition, Combined system.
Introduction: According to Census of India 2011, Madhya Pradesh, District Census handbook Betul, the total population of the district of Betul is 1575362 and the total tribal population c...
Betul, Combined system, Dhokra, Folk craft, India, LANGUISHING, Madhya Pradesh, sustainable, tradition
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