Kala Raksha

Kala Raksha aims: to preserve and present cultures of ethnic communities of Kutch (Gujarat, India) through their traditional arts; to facilitate the transformation of traditional art into contemporary products by encouraging innovation within existing traditions; to assist communities in achieving economic self-sufficiency through cooperative efforts; to assist direct sale of contemporary arts, for entire local communities. Artisan initiative and participation are the pillars of our work.

Devalben's quilt based on the Museum object

Devalben's quilt based on the Museum object
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Museum Inspires New Collections!' (view small | med | large | orig)

A Rabari jacket in the KR Museum

A Rabari jacket in the KR Museum
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Museum Inspires New Collections!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Devalben creates a contemporary version

Devalben creates a contemporary version
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Museum Inspires New Collections!' (view small | med | large | orig)

A Rabari quilt in the KR Museum collection

A Rabari quilt in the KR Museum collection
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Museum Inspires New Collections!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Kala Raksha artisans study textiles in the Museum

Kala Raksha artisans study textiles in the Museum
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Museum Inspires New Collections!' (view small | med | large | orig)