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Hitesh Dayalal Vankar
Weaving, 2011

Taluka: Bhuj-Kutch

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Design Craft > Members > Hansraj Devjibhai Siju DC Profile

Hiteshbhai’s grandfather lived in Jaboodi and used to weave for Dhebaria Rabari people. His father, Dayalalbhai left Jaboodi and came to Kukma village where he wove for some time. He worked with other weavers and participated in exhibitions in Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, etc. but the exhibitions were not successful, and due to a shortage of customers he left weaving altogether and became a truck diver. Hitesh learned weaving from his uncle, Murjibhai, who graduated from Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya in 2008.
When Hitesh had been weaving for three years, he joined Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya to improve his weaving even more.

According to Hiteshbhai, the future of weaving is bright and the market is easily available. The main problem he sees is of raw material.

Hiteshbhai longs to prosper in his weaving business and improve the economic condition of his family.

In 2011, he graduated from KRV, with the award for Best Presentation, and has been working with Murjibhai since then.

Hitesh created the brand Athtako. For his graduate show, Hitesh made an innovative collection of garments created with minimal stitching from his handwoven stoles.

Hitesh has been enthusiastic about continuing design innovation. He wove a solo collection of saris inspired by sunset for the fashion show and exhibition “Co-Creation Squared, held at Good Earth in Mumbai, 2013.

“ I found pleasure in work. I used to hesitate. I learned to be able to talk to people.”