Research & Documentation of wooden block-makers in Pethapur, Gujarat
The ICH division commissioned Ms. Ritu Sethi, Chairperson of the Craft Revival Trust to research into the status of the wooden block print makers of Pethapur, Gujarat. These block makers form a nodal supply source for block printers in different parts of the country. However the tradition is undergoing many changes due to shifting economic and social patterns. The practitioners have actually moved from the original block-makers to the potter community. There are only a few elders of the original community still practising the craft now.