Dimapur, December 22: Kevisedenuo Margaret Zinyü has bagged the World Craft Council Award of Excellence 2018. She is the first to have attained such position in Nagaland as well as in the North East India.
The World Crafts Council announced the final results of WCC Award of Excellence 2018 in which Kevisedenuo Margaret Zinyü was one of the winners. The names of the awardees were announced on WCCAPR website wccapr.org in the link http://ensdemos.com/wccapr.org/news/news_events_det/219 .
The award is an internationally recognised certificate and commendation for the craftspersons work that help only in applying for other awards or recognition, it also is the highest level of craft excellence and a benchmark for craft production.
Winners are chosen after a vigorous process of evaluation over products from different crafts and countries. The product chosen has to meet the following criteria: excellence, authenticity, innovation, marketability, eco friendly and fair.
Kevisedenuo Margaret Zinyü is a graduate of the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, 2005. She started her label Woven Threads in 2014. She organized and developed her collection with crafts women from her native state of Nagaland. Margaret’s vision is to create a self-sufficient community for the weavers of Nagaland. She has acquired a varied range of professional skill sets from different industry, ranging from automobile, clothing, paper industry and museum design. Margaret also provides trainings and teaches trend research and colour forecasting.
The World Crafts Council was originally established in the 1964. It has brought together craftspeople and organisations from all over the globe with a shared commitment to promoting the values of craft and artisanship. Members of WCC are active in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Africa.
The World Crafts Council (WCC AISBL) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded to promote fellowship, foster economic development through income generating craft related activities, organise exchange programmes, workshops, conferences, seminars – and in general, to offer encouragement, help and advice to the craftspersons of the world. The WCC is affiliated to UNESCO.
(Page News Service)