Srinagar recognised as a ‘World Craft City’ by the World Craft Council (WCC)

Jun 25, 2024

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Srinagar has become the fourth Indian city to be recognised as a ‘World Craft City’ by the World Craft Council (WCC). Jaipur, Malappuram and Mysore are the other Indian cities that have previously been recognised as World Craft Cities.

In 2021, Srinagar also earned the title of UNESCO Creative City under Crafts and Folk Art.


The WCC-World Craft City Programme, a groundbreaking initiative launched in 2014 by the World Crafts Council AISBL (WCC-International) in recognition of the pivotal role local authorities, craftspeople, and communities play in cultural, economic, and social development worldwide.

Objectives of World Craft Council:

In this year 2024, the World Crafts Council AISBL organization marks its 60th Anniversary and is proud to have successfully reached across the five (5) Geographical regions it represents: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.

About WCC:

The WCC is affiliated to UNESCO.

The WCC was founded in 1964 by Kamaladevi Chattopadhay and Aileen Osborn Webb. The WCC (Europe) meets once a year and the 2011 meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland.

The World Crafts Council meets every four years.



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