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.

Adil with first colour range

Adil with first colour range
Photo from Progress Report 'RETURN TO TRADITION: KALA RAKSHA VIDHYALAYA YEAR 8' (view small | med | large | orig)

Namben final Colour presentation

Namben final Colour presentation
Photo from Progress Report 'RETURN TO TRADITION: KALA RAKSHA VIDHYALAYA YEAR 8' (view small | med | large | orig)

visit the improved Kala Raksha Museum site

visit the improved Kala Raksha Museum site
Photo from Progress Report 'KR MUSEUM ACCESSIONS THREE COLLECTIONS' (view small | med | large | orig)

Delhi students work with embroidery artisans

Delhi students work with embroidery artisans
Photo from Progress Report 'KR MUSEUM ACCESSIONS THREE COLLECTIONS' (view small | med | large | orig)

studying a bandhani in detail

studying a bandhani in detail
Photo from Progress Report 'KR MUSEUM ACCESSIONS THREE COLLECTIONS' (view small | med | large | orig)