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.
Design Education for Traditional Artisans in Kutch
Yearly, KRV educates 30 artisans of Kutch, India- many non-literate women, in design. The course is practical and relevant. Graduates are confident and capable to successfully reach new markets. project reportread updates from the field
Expanding museum for women artisans of Kutch India
Women utilize the Museum to study their most valuable resource- traditions, extending their capacity to develop new work with cultural integrity and compete successfully in international market project reportread updates from the field
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