Bhujodi to Bagalkot

Bagalkot is known for hand-woven Ilkal saris, which have a strong and well-loved identity. An Artisan to Artisan Design Education workshop was conducted in 2014 with the weavers of Kamatgi village near Bagalkot in North Karnataka. These traditional hand weavers of Bagalkot...

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Faradi to Lucknow
- Suf and Chikan Duets

In May 2015, the first outreach program for Lucknow was introduced wherein suf embroidery graduates of the SKV BMA course, met the chikankari artisans. The artisans were willing to make their own patterns and do their own work, but have no direct access to markets...

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Kutch to Kumaon

Outreach project Kutch to Kumaon was conducted in March 2020 with our partner NGO Avani based in Uttarakhand. This was the first course in the design program for the artisan students of Avani wherein six women artisans successfully completed the course. Rajeshbhai and Pachanbhai were the artisan designer mentors and LOkesh Ghai was the faculty moderating and assisting the group.


Kutch to Ladakh

A Design Education Workshop was organized in October 2021 in Hemya village of Ladakh region (approx. 80 kilometers from Leh). The idea was to provide introductory inputs in design education to the women artisans so that they can innovate within their traditional craft. A collection of designs is being produced by the women towards a display and sale in exhibition.