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Planet Handcrafted: Empowering indigenous artisans, preserving a great cultural heritage

Planet Handcrafted announced its official launch with a steadfast commitment to preserving cultural heritage and endangered art forms and supporting generational indigenous artisans.

Preserving cultural heritage - hand crafted wood art
Preserving cultural heritage – hand-crafted wood art

Founded by Anirban Ghosh, a passionate advocate for indigenous arts and crafts, Planet Handcrafted aims to bridge the gap between global consumers and talented artisans who create exquisite, authentic, and indigenous handcrafted products. The platform serves as a virtual marketplace, offering a wide assortment of the highest quality handcrafted products sourced directly from artisans.

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Preserving cultural heritage- handmade Dhokra Art

Expressing excitement about the venture, Anirban said “Our goal is to empower indigenous, generational artisans with a tech-powered platform that curates authentic, heritage art forms and makes them available to discerning
consumers globally. Through this, we hope to protect these endangered arts and generate significant income
and employment at the grassroots of the economy and bridge the digital divide that the practitioners of these
art forms often find themselves struggling to traverse.”

He went on to say,” We know that through our commitment to sustainability, high quality, authentic handcrafted products, great customer service, and the well-being of the artisan communities, we can make a significant impact in the world.”

Preserving cultural heritage - handmade wrought iron art
Preserving cultural heritage – handmade wrought iron art

At Planet Handcrafted, the preservation of endangered art forms and our rich human heritage is at the core of the company’s mission. By connecting master artisans who specialize in traditional crafts and a world of connoisseurs, the platform ensures that these art forms continue to thrive and contribute to cultural heritage preservation. Every purchase made on Planet Handcrafted directly supports the livelihoods of these generational artisans, empowering them to sustain their craft and pass it down to future generations.

Preserving cultural heritage - Rajasthani miniature folk painting
Preserving cultural heritage – Rajasthani miniature folk painting

Recognizing the urgent need for environmentally responsible practices, Planet Handcrafted is committed to sustainability in every aspect of its operations. By sourcing products from sustainable suppliers and promoting eco-friendly packaging and shipping practices, the company strives to minimize its environmental impact.

The wide assortment of handcrafted products available at Planet Handcrafted caters to individuals with a penchant for refinement and a connoisseur’s eye.

Preserving cultural heritage - handmade tribal Gond painting
Preserving cultural heritage – handmade tribal Gond painting

Each item represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship and promises to become a cherished heirloom. From the finest hand-knotted silk carpets from Kashmir to a range of woollen, cotton and jute carpets, to exquisite marble carvings, intricate inlay and onlay work, tribal and folk paintings, exotic wall hanging masks and brass figurines crafted using ancient techniques dating back to the Indus Valley civilization, customers with fine tastes can find exquisite pieces that embody elegance and timeless beauty.

Preserving cultural heritage - Handmade marble inlay
Preserving cultural heritage – Handmade marble inlay

Planet Handcrafted invites art aficionados, artisans, and supporters of traditional arts from across the globe to explore their platform and join in their mission to preserve these art forms that are an integral part of common human heritage and protect them from extinction.

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