Khatri Mohammed Yusuf
Dhar Road, Bagh, District Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Award: State Award - 1999, National Award - 2003, Shilp Guru Gold Medalist - 2017, Seven time International Award for Excellence for UNESCO & WCC - 2014-2012-2007-2004, World Craft Council Award for Excellence (WCC) - 2014
"Done on cotton and silk. Designs are both geometrical and floral, the inspiration for which can be traced to the 1500 year old paintings at Bagh, and to nature and the jali (lattice) work of the Taj Mahal. Each block has a name chameli (jasmine), maithir (mushroom), leheriya (waves), keri (mango), and jurvaria (small dots) are some common ones. Traditionally done in red and black colours. Natural dyes extracted from plants and minerals are used."