Introduction to नील वर्ण (Neel Varna)
Craft is centred on indigenous, handmade knowledge and creativity that transcends generations and is linked with identity and kinship.
“In the case of Asia, although design is seen as a modern profession, it becomes both endogenous (an ancient activity of craftspeople), as well as exogenous (linked to development as it is framed in western terms).”
Herein lie the two aspects of the Indian way of sustainable thinking- the artisan way and the designer way.
Mapping the exchange of knowledge through Blue as a medium.
Blue was the starting point, finding the common as well as diverse interpretations of blue through craft, culture, and artisan, was process of exchanging knowledge.