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Jentilal Premjibhai Bokhani
Weaving, 2010

Bhujodi
Tal.: Bhuj Kutch

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Design Craft > Members > Bokhani Jentilal Premjibhai DC Profile

Jentilal Bokhani joined the family weaving profession after leaving school. He learned everything about weaving from his family. Earlier he worked at the Craft Park and its parent company, Ashapura Industries, but as the salaries were not good and he was bound by duty times, he left.

According to Jentilal, a good artisan is one who knows everything about weaving. His work should be different from others. It should look so good that even if the work is less, it seems more. His income should also be good. Good design, according to him, should have both traditional and new aspects. Jentilal thinks that the art of weaving will never diminish as it is appreciated everywhere, always. The power loom is in competition with the handloom, but weaving persists. To develop weaving, weavers need to give weaving a new direction. He also says that weaving should maintain its autonomy so that a power loom can not imitate it.

Jentilal learned about KRV from 2009 graduate Namoribhai. He heard many new things about weaving and observed that the weavers from his village were benefited in their art and income, so he decided to join KRV in 2010.

Jentilal’s dream is to uplift the standard of his craft and life. He dreams to form a different identity in his field through weaving. He also longs to participate in national and international exhibitions and of course, to visit foreign countries

After graduation, Jenti continued to produce popular woven shawls and stoles, and opened his own shop in Bhujodi. In 2013 he participated in Co-Creation Squared and a prestigious fashion show in Mumbai.

In 2014, Jentilal participated in the Bhujodi to Bagalkot outreach program of Somaiya Kala Vidya. He mentored Vitthal and Dasrath and made a new collection for an exhibition in Mumbai.

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"In weaving,I can do whatever I like, whenever I like and I am not fixed to anything. I am completely independent."

"Weaving should maintain its autonomy so that a power loom can not imitate it"

Jentilal, 2010