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.

Soyabbhai's jury

Soyabbhai's jury
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Vidhyala Celebrates 7th Convocation'

Kanchanben in her final jury

Kanchanben in her final jury
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Vidhyala Celebrates 7th Convocation'

Salmanbhai walks the KRV fashion show ramp

Salmanbhai walks the KRV fashion show ramp
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Vidhyala Celebrates 7th Convocation'

Design Education for Traditional Artisans in Kutch

Design Education for Traditional Artisans in Kutch
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya Shines'

Design Education for Traditional Artisans in Kutch

Design Education for Traditional Artisans in Kutch
Photo from Progress Report 'Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya Shines'