Mr Kahn, how did you start in your profession? Was it a family tradition, and was it expected that you would continue the craft? If it wasn’t a family trade, did you learn later, and who taught you?
The job of block printing is our family livelihood. I learned the trade from my father.
I enjoy working in my craft a lot. I am very proud to be a master craftsman.
I really think that we should have certificates for master craftsmen. This is something I think is necessary.
"New ideas and innovations have influenced my work descisions and play a central part for me."
When I am working for a designer, I know I have to do my best work. It is a shared effort together with the designer to deliver a new kind of work and to learn new things in the process. The goal is to produce a good design together.
Yes, my work has always been influenced by new handcraft techniques. New ideas and innovations have influenced my work decisions and play a central part for me. We must try to excel to our best abilities in order to bring our family forward. This is one of the most important duties I have.
I am working with several designers, but I do mainly trust my own abilities.
Yes, I am respected as a master craftsman by everyone. I can earn my livelihood with my work. The effort and hard work necessary for that is shaping my future.