Winner for 2019: Heirloom Naga
The JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship felicitates Heirloom Naga in recognition of empowering the Naga Weaver.
The JSW Prize for Contemporary Craftsmanship powered by AD is a unique prize that seeks out individuals, organizations, schools or even entire villages that are contributing to a new conversation on craftsmanship in India. Paying equal attention to the work of the karigar (craftsman), the material they work with, the Prize also looks at where design intersects with their work.
Strewn with majestic architectural remains, every crevice of the landscape oozes with history about grand dynastic lineages, the city’s fraught battles and sieges, the lavish royal entertainments and sacrosanct religious ceremonies. Hampi bears proof of the once flourishing civilization while making an intriguing mythological narrative as it is mentioned as one of the iconic places in the Ramayana.