A master craftsman, I’ve worked with IQBAL for over a decade. His unwavering commitment to quality and an integrity as a human being, has ensured that I don’t need to look for more collaborations.
He chose to be a Master Craftsman and carry forward this beautiful legacy over a successful corporate career. He is passionate about his work and the uphill struggle of his industry doesn’t faze him in the least.
His equation with the “karigars” – Artisans is just as strong. He made it his job to know the artisans well and went out of his way to help them as the artisans work on contracts with various agents and wages are not too high. They are farmers by summers and craftspeople in winter months. Could working conditions have been better, definitely. To assure myself of their working conditions, during my trip, I visited their homes. Saw simple people, who take pride in their work. They aren’t earning a lot, but are happy in their homes. Not working out of sweatshops!.
Uncomfortable with social media, he has requested me not to share his pictures. Enjoy creating a picture in your mind with these words about one of the most amazing craftsmen I have the privilege of working with!