Crafts in Our Time- Full Video

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এই Passage ভেঙ্গে ভেঙ্গে অর্থসহ আলোচনা করা হয়েছে। এই আলোচনা থেকে আপনারা উপকৃত হবেন বলে আমি বিশ্বাস করি। 

         A craftwork is an applied form of art, a social and cultural
product reflecting the inclusive 
nature of folk imagination.
A craftwork, which usually doesn’t bear the signature of its 
maker, retains a personal touch. When we look at a thirty
year old nakshikantha we wonder at its motifs and designs that point to the artistic ingenuity and the presence of the maker in it.
The fact that we don’t
know her name or any other details about her doesn’t 
take anything away from our appreciation of the artist.
Indeed, the intimate nature of the kantha and the tactile feeling it
generates animate the work and make it very inviting.
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Crafts in Our Time- Full Video

A craftwork is shaped by the interaction of individual creativity
and community aesthetics, utility functions and human values.
It is distinguished by its maker’s desire to locate himself or herself in the

wider and ever-changing cultural aspirations of the community and
subsequently of the market.
But even when the market is an important factor, 

aesthetics remains the factor  determining the form and content of the craftwork.

The exquisite terracotta dolls from Dinajpur dating back to early 1940s
form a part of the Bangladesh National Museum’s
collection were mostly bought from 
village fairs by some patron.

They were no doubt meant to be consumer items, but the dolls reflect
community aesthetics in such a manner that the market has not

been able to impose its own preferences on them.

Crafts in Our Time- Full Video

A craftwork thus is a dynamic object-always evolving,
and always abreast of changing
tastes and preferences.
It also represents a way of life and a cultural flavour.
changes in lifestyle and material conditions
are expected to have their impact on 
craftworks and their production.
But certain forms, shapes, styles and aesthetic 
preferences change little over time,
suggesting that a craftwork can function as a stable 
signifier of community values and desires over time.

Mechanical and mass production take away this feeling of assurance
and stability and the sense of continuity that the 
handmade craftwork evokes.

In the clash between expectations of pure, handmade craftworks and the market need of mechanically
produced craftworks, two contesting views emerge:
on the one hand, 
traditionalists contend that the society needs to preserve
the authenticity and naturalness 
of craftworks and their
association with domesticity and environment;
and, on the other, 
promoters of machine production argue
that the machine has helped restore the
of the crafts due to their cheaper production costs.

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There are no easy solutions to the problems that craftworks face in our time.
Crafts that 
are disappearing can and should be revived,
even where the machine has made the 
prospect difficult.
And crafts that are still practiced can be safeguarded and made to 
consolidate their position further.
This can be done by providing grants, loans, 
assistance and other support to the producers, and helping them find a comfortable customer base.

But more importantly, craftwork can be branded and successfully 
marketed throughout the country and beyond as
there are always

buyers and users of handmade products who feel a strong attraction towards such cultural products.

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