Our Artisans

Our Artisans

Meet Mr. Arif Khan

artisan of india wood carving home decor

A true craftsman and a remarkable story of resilience and dedication

From a young age, Mr. Khan faced adversity head-on. He had to step up as the pillar of his family after his father's passing when he was just in 2nd grade. With two younger sisters and a brother to care for, he made the tough decision to leave school and embarked on a journey to master the art of wood carving. For 13 years, he toiled tirelessly, taking only two days off in that entire span.

After honing his craft, Mr. Khan ventured out on his own and tied the knot at the age of 22. He didn't stop there – he ensured financial stability for his younger brother by setting up a separate business for him, securing his mother, sisters, and wife from financial hardship. He even fulfilled the dream of taking his family on the prestigious Hajj pilgrimage.

Today, he oversees a team of 13 permanent employees and 5 contract workers, all thanks to his dedication to woodcraft. His passion not only secured his family's future but also allowed him to continue growing his craft. With three children excelling in their studies, he's committed to providing them with the best education possible.

Mr. Khan's story is a testament to resilience, hard work, and unwavering commitment.

Meet Mr. Virendra Kumar aka Pappuji

artisan of india ceramics home decor

An inspiring story of passion and love for craft

Virendra Kumar, affectionately known as Pappuji, has dedicated his life to the art of ceramic craft. His passion for this art form ignited in 1993, leading him to embark on a remarkable journey of learning and experimentation.
Pappuji's thirst for knowledge drove him to Jaipur, where he apprenticed under a skilled designer. Over the next two decades, he immersed himself in the intricacies of ceramic craft, absorbing every nuance and technique with unwavering dedication. 
Upon returning to his hometown of Khurja, Pappuji embarked on a new adventure, driven by a desire to share his expertise and elevate the local craft. He established his own ceramic factory. Guided by an unwavering spirit of innovation, he never ceased to expand his knowledge and refine his skills.
Today, Pappuji's factory proudly supports 45 dependents, a testament to his unwavering commitment to empowering others. He yearns to instill in people a deep appreciation for the heritage and artistry of ceramic craft. As he continues to nurture his passion, he remains optimistic about the future of this time-honored art form. 



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