Gujarat has an array a rich variety of crafts. Its embroidery, bead work, wood crafts, printed and woven clothes, pottery and tribal art are expression of the folklore and festivals. The exclusive range of these works of craftsmen imbued with the social and cultural hue of the region from where they have sprung are original in nature and craftsmanship. Today far moved from the hut or the village of the craftsman, pieces of handicrafts come to adorn the houses of the elite, hotels both in India and abroad.
Gujarat State Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd. (GSHHDC), an undertaking of Government of Gujarat was established in 1973 with the main objective of identification, revival and development of handicrafts and handlooms of Gujarat.
With the advent of GSHHDC, it has been possible to develop the products with a continuous process of providing design input to make the products having more utilitarian value and suitable for contemporary life style without altering the traditional values of craftsmanship. Thousands of artisans/weavers, who are inhabited in rural as well as urban areas of Gujarat, are covered under various schemes of training and design development. Their products have received acclamation not only across the country but overseas too. Our activities have helped in creating sustainable employment opportunities and income generation to the artisans. With a view that ample marketing opportunities are available to these artisans/weavers, the Corporation markets products through its GARVI-GURJARI chain of emporia across the country and supply to exporters
Vision – Mission
- Providing marketing support to the artisans & weavers
- Identification, revival and development of handloom & handicrafts products of Gujarat.
- Creating employment opportunities for sustainable income to the artisans & weavers.
- Showcasing and preserving our rich traditions of Gujarat in handloom and handicraft sector.
- Providing latest design inputs to the artisans and weavers.
Shri Deva Babu Ande (IFS)