Artisan's Corner IIQF 2021
Quilt India Foundation is happy to bring you Artisans from across India. Do check out their handcrafted work. Your purchase will be of great assistance to these teams and individuals during these difficult times. All proceeds from sales go directly to the respective artisan.
Kowdi is a traditional art of quilting in Karnataka. BuDa Folklore is working with quilt artisans from rural towns in the Uttara Kannada region. With exquisite Kowdhi quilts made by master artisans of Uttara Kannada Region of India, Lyaavi Kowdi Collective is a platform for many Kowdi artisans. The quilts and other products are sold at BuDa Folklore’s centre, online BuDa Shop and at exhibitions and during workshops.
The Denim Project by a hundred hands has a dual purpose. To create employment for vulnerable communities and to upcycle every last scrap salvaged from a pair of jeans. The project is three pronged, making an impact across three areas. Enabling Livelihoods, Reducing environmental impact through recycling and revival of dying crafts by using them for embellishment
Hushnohana 's focus is Nakshi Kantha based on the foundations of Creativity, awareness and Wellness. Creativity finds expression in the fabrics and awareness is spread about the deep cultural roots of Bengal that define the beauty of ancient art forms. Balanced consumerism that benefits the artisans who are the torchbearers of the craft and that contributes to wellness.
Kala Raksha is a registered society and trust. Comprising artisans, community members, and experts in the fields of art, design, rural management and museums, KALA RAKSHA works with nearly 1,000 embroidery artisans of seven ethnic communities in the interlinking of two parts, preservation of age-old traditions, and income generation via contemporary work.
Purnachandra Ghosh has steadily evolved his own style of Pipli applique and has made it relevant to the urban market. His entire family is involved in the work at various stages. Over the years, he has developed the acumen to try out newer contemporary designs and his applique is unique, artistic and suits contemporary aesthetics too.