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.

Jivaben and colleagues in the KR Museum

Jivaben and colleagues in the KR Museum
Photo from Progress Report 'KALA RAKSHA MUSEUM REACHES FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL' (view small | med | large | orig)

Soyab teaching printing

Soyab teaching printing
Photo from Progress Report 'RETURN TO TRADITION: KALA RAKSHA VIDHYALAYA YEAR 8' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artisan Design ensemble

Artisan Design ensemble
Photo from Progress Report 'RETURN TO TRADITION: KALA RAKSHA VIDHYALAYA YEAR 8' (view small | med | large | orig)

Lachhuben and Zuberbhai collaborate

Lachhuben and Zuberbhai collaborate
Photo from Progress Report 'RETURN TO TRADITION: KALA RAKSHA VIDHYALAYA YEAR 8' (view small | med | large | orig)

Suresh shows tangalio weaving

Suresh shows tangalio weaving
Photo from Progress Report 'RETURN TO TRADITION: KALA RAKSHA VIDHYALAYA YEAR 8' (view small | med | large | orig)