Aims and Objectives :
To impart an all round and holistic education that equips the Indian youth today to face challenges of a global and rapidly changing world, while preserving their own cultural assets, traditions and values. This new subject area has been introduced for senior secondary level in schools with the following
- To understand the critical role of the crafts community and its integral relationship to the Indian society.
- To enable students to understand the relationship between economics, culture and aesthetics.
- To enable students to explore the linkages between environment, craft traditions asnd society through field studies.
- To develop a respect for the diversity of Indian craft traditions and to uphold the dignity of its practitioners by understanding the difficulties that they face.
- To introduce Indian culture through the crafts, so that school students appreciate the variety of skills and expressions of the Indian artist.
- To provide students a creative aesthetic experience of the unique visual and material culture of India and develop values of conservation, protection of the environment, resources and heritage of the country.
- To enable students to understand the relationship between tradition and contemporary trends, form and function, creator and consumer.
- To understand the processes of creating a craft object from start to finish.
- To introduce students with the tools to extend craft traditions to wider applications through applied crafts.
SYLLABUS DESIGN: HERITAGE CRAFTS
I. THEORY 3 Hours
SECTION–A 40 Marks
Unit– I Overview of the Past 35 Periods
1. Crafts in the Past
2. Colonial Rule and Crafts
3. Gandhi and self sufficiency
Unit–II: Crafts Revival 45 Periods
4. Handloom and Handicraft revival
5. Crafts Community Today
6. Production and Marketing
Unit–III: Stratigies for the Future 35 Periods