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CFM Market Linkages offers you the finest artifacts from India, which is the result of our proficient synergistic partnership with 22 producer communities. They are unique and carefully crafted by skilled artisans from all over India, who have kept the glorious traditions of folk and indigenous arts and crafts alive. Using a wide range of materials such as leather, metals, wood, bone, glass, cotton, silk, and hand made paper; these artisans blend the aesthetic with the utilitarian, and the spiritual with the worldly.

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Block Printing Community

Rajasthan has a long and distinguished tradition of hand printing with finely curved wooden blocks. The cloth is laid out flat on a table of bench and a freshly dipped block is hand pressed on to the fabric to form a continuous, interlocking pattern.

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Bone and Wood Community

Horn & Bone craft of Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh is known for their richness in creativity and luster. The artisans create different artistic items out of horn & bone and these are considered to be the conveyors of rich cultural heritage of Uttar Pradesh.

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Glass Beads Community

Purdil Nagar a small town of Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh established his international identity in producing glass beads . The kiln used for producing glass beads is a dome shaped one. It usually has 15 small windows like outlets around it. 15 craftsmen sit around the kiln in front of each window. A thin iron rod is used to raise the melted glass inside the kiln.

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Kutch Embroidery

Kutch, in Gujarat is famous for its embroidery either in Mushroo silk or cotton. There are many types of Embroidery done in Kutch. Some of these are Abhla (Mirror Work), Ahir, Bakhiya, Bavariyo, Ganth Tako, Paako, Neran and Sakri. Most of these were traditionally stitched by village women, for themselves and their families, to create festivity, honor deities, or generate wealth

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Quilt Community

Rajasthani quilts are popular among people worldwide. The most famous place of producing quilt is Jaipur. The specialty of Jaipuri quilts or Jaipur rajais is they are light and soft as feathers and more importantly they are of high quality. They are available in many varieties like cotton block printed, velvet printed, etc.

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Soof Embroidery Community

Soof, painstaking embroidery counted on the warp and weft of the cloth in a surface satin stitch. Motifs, based on the triangle, called a "soof", are never drawn. Each artisan imagines her design, and then counts it outworking from the back in reverse

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Weaving Community

Bhagalpur is known as SILK CITY as it is famous world wide for its silk production. The silk industry in this city is 200 of years old and a whole clan exist that has been producing silk for generations. Bhagalpur is well known for its sericulture, manufacture of silk yarn and weaving them into lovely products.

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Wood & Lac Community

Etikopakka, a small village in Andhra Pradesh famous for wooden lacquered items. Dyes were made from a tree called divi-divi (Caesalpinia coriaria). Lacquer pellets are heated slowly in an open oven while the colours and titanium dioxide in powder form are applied to the fluid in small quantity at regular intervals. The thick fluid of the lacquer is stretched and twisted on the oven for proper distribution of the colour with lacquer. This process of applying colours over the oven is continued till the lacquer turns into required shade

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Bag Making Community

Managed by a young and energetic woman entrepreneur, Poonam, a graduate in Design degree from IIFT, South Extension, New Delhi.After spending few years in the Garment Industry, Poonam decided to set up workshop close to slum area of Sangam Vihar, with a vision to create employment opportunities for marginalized but talented women and special needs persons from the neighborhood and to bring them into the main stream.

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Jewellery Community

Sadarpura small village close to Delhi was predominately a habitat of the farming community with tilled land for a living. With the need for land for housing increasing, real estate companies bought over this land to make residential complexes. This led to the farmers losing their only source of income.

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