the first karigar, the founder, Sahiba Madan, studied architecture from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture for 5 years and worked full time as an architect for nearly 2 years. In her final year, she conducted an intensive research study on traditional building crafts of India and hand illustrated a series of postcards for it. These in turn, inspired KalakaariHaath.

kalakaarihaath: the skilled hands, is a Bombay based design studio working in diverse design disciplines impacting space. the designs and creatives are inspired from traditional hand crafts of india among many other things. the body of work largely entails to graphic design, illustration and wall feature accents.

we have recently launched our second arm, insitu by kalakaarihaath as a formal interior design and architectural practice.

our founder, Sahiba Madan’s final architecture research and design project hidden hands : figuring out the role of the architect vs the craftsmen received a citation at the Charles Correa Gold Medal Award, 2012.