A society from which beauty is removed becomes brutalized. The human craving for beauty has resulted in amazing forms of aesthetic creativity like architecture, gardens, performing arts, cuisines, sacred rituals, art and crafts. Over centuries, nothing has been able to suppress this urge to create beauty. Crafts are an integral part of this experiential creativity and the conduit for the imagination of forms. It is an extension of the human mind given life through the hand – which results in a physical, scientific, intellectual, emotional, meditative and sacred creation, usually born out of local culture, environment, lifestyle and materials. Craft is utility, decoration, ornamentation, meditation and aesthetics all rolled into one. The human quality of handwork beckons the discerning and sophisticated user of craft products who, by supporting handwork, celebrates its creator and the abstract quality of creativity to adorn, decorate, and use in daily life. CRAFTISAN®celebrates and promotes this philosophy of handwork. You have arrived at an authentic curated art and craft collective inspired by the elegant and diverse Indian ethos. We feature handcrafted creations by artisans, master craftspersons, craft clusters, Self Help Groups, NGOs, and designers across India. Like the legendary Silk Route to the famous Meena Bazaar and today’s Dilli Haat, CRAFTISAN® celebrates India’s crafts and craftsmanship and positively impacts craft sustainability and livelihoods of artisans and their communities.