India post issued a set of stamps and a miniature sheet featuring Crafts Museum located at New Delhi.
The Crafts Museum was established in 1956 as a resource center for traditional Indian handicrafts and hand-looms. The aim of the Museum is to preserve Indian art or ethnography and to build a collection of craft specimens. The Museum is housed in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi under aegis of Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, and Government of India.
The Museum has a collection of 32000 artifacts. Research and Development has been a regular activity of the Crafts Museum. It has been observed that this unique Museum is serving all sections of society, including foreign visitors interested in India rich heritage. The Museum has completed 53 years of service in the field of handicrafts and handlooms and rendered yeoman service in the promotion of Indian heritage and culture.
Title: Crafts Museum – India
Date of Issue: 21 December 2010
Denominations: 500p x 2