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Abdul Aziz Khatri
Bandhani, 2006

Bhadli
Ta. Nakhtrana, Kutch 370 675

+91 99134 92390
silkwooltie@gmail.com

Design Craft > Members > Abdul Aziz Khatri DC Profile

Abdul Aziz learned the art of woollen bandhani from his family. His mother won the President’s National Award for craftsmanship in 1993-- the first artist to receive the award for bandhani work on wool. Abdul Aziz learned traditional patterns from his mother and grandmother, and dyeing techniques from his father. He received a scholarship from the All India Handicrafts Board in 1998 to study natural dyeing in Dhamadka. On his own initiative, in 2003 he also undertook training at ATIRA (Ahmedabad Textile Industries Research Association), where he learned about water treatment, water conservation, environmental concerns and applications for all types of dyes. In 2005 Aziz studied design at Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya.

Aziz’s proficiency with dyes is in great demand among weavers, NGOs and companies.

In 2005 Aziz studied design at Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya.

In addition he produces bandhani for national and international markets.

Since graduating in 2006, Aziz has never looked back. He creates exquisite traditional classics, as well as exciting innovations. His dyeing skills are unmatched. His imaginative and skilled work has brought him opportunities to work with designers, scholars and customers from all over the world.

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"My experience at KRV gave me the skill of keen observation, and confidence. I have the advantage of being both an artisan and a designer. I can do what others cannot!"

"In just one trip to Delhi I learned so much! I have learned the importance of exposure and English language. My dream is to go abroad for a year, to learn design, international culture and English fully"

Abdul, 2006