Kala Raksha’s Solo Exhibition, from Thursday to Sunday (20th to 23rd October ) at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate, K. K. Birla Lane, New Delhi 110003 will feature works created by 9 different communities of Kutch. This is an opportunity to see not only the exclusive line of Kala Raksha products but also a chance to meet the artisans themselves. Kala Raksha artisans will be present and demonstrating their ancestral art. In addition to the exquisite embroidery you have come to expect from Kala Raksha products, this exhibition will premiere new ranges of products and collections based on theme “Heritage.”
Kala Raksha, a Grassroots Social enterprise dedicated to Preservation of Traditional Arts,
works with 1000 artisans from seven ethnic communities of Kutch district in over 25 villages.
Since 1993, when Kala Raksha was formed as a registered Society and Trust, their mission has been to preserve and present the cultures of the ethnic communities of Kutch, India, through their traditional arts. Kala Raksha seeks to promote the recognition of traditional artisans as artists, not as skilled labor. While transforming traditional arts into contemporary, marketable products, Kala Raksha involves women artisans in the design, pricing, and marketing of their own products. Constantly working to encourage artisans’ creativity, individual initiative and participation, the pillars of Kala Raksha’s work. Committed to being a grassroots organization, Kala Raksha has involved artisans in all phases of its development.