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The senior-most artisan of the Kalra’s Cottage Industry, Faiyaaz has been with us since the last 34 years. His expertise as a weaver of Silk Rugs is commendable. Going through the ranks over the years, presently he holds the position of Production Manager at the Kalra’s Cottage Industry. He is a stern believer in the policy of “zero wastage”.
He handles a division of more than 550 artisans today, and yet you will always find him with a smile on his face!
One of the senior artisans at the Kalra’s Cottage Industry, Iqbal has been working with us since the last 28 years. Art and craftsmanship runs in his family, his father was a renowned bangle artisan, for some part of his life Iqbal used to work as a mechanic. But it wasn’t long before he realised that his true calling was to work creatively with his hands. He started learning the art of carpet making, and within ten months he was able to make his first carpet of size 4×6. He decided to master the skill, connect to his roots and work practically like a family with the Kalra’s Cottage Industry.
Muskan is one of our youngest apprentices, she is 24 years old and has been working with Kalra’s Cottage industry for the last 3 years. For her, weaving carpets is also a way to connect with her mother who is in the same line of work. She materialises her mother’s favourite patterns into beautiful rugs. Muskan is very imaginative and likes mixing different colours to bring the most out of them. A piece of her can always be found, in each one of her creations..
One of our most experienced artisans, Manoj is 40 years old and has been in the carpet manufacturing process for the last 20 years. It was five years into his career that he decided to join the Kalra’s Cottage Industry. Manoj seeks inspiration from all that is around him, and immaculately captures the same beauty into what he creates. Mughal monuments, cities and gardens greatly inspire his work. He also loves to travel, because that gives him a chance to discover his next inspiration. He seeks to embody and carry forward the legacy of mughal art and architecture and drive meaning out of mere threads..