TEA + TEXTILES: Along the Ikat Trail
Sep
15
7:00 pm19:00

TEA + TEXTILES: Along the Ikat Trail

TEA + TEXTILES: Along the Ikat Trail! 

Join us on our journey down the ikat trail! Sip chai as we discuss the significance of the ikat weave across various cultures. Feel free to bring any ikats from your personal collection to share with the group. This will truly be a community learning experience! 

Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse Altar Making Class
Aug
17
7:00 pm19:00

Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse Altar Making Class

Since time immemorial, altars have been a way to invite the sacred into our lives. Altars are designed as sacred spaces, where you can ask for grace to infuse your life, and for your intentions to manifest. Altars can contain items from any religious or spiritual practice, and will beautify your surroundings, while at the same time enable you to transform your lives.

The full moon is very significant in many ancient cultures. It holds the promise of fruition and fulfillment. Whatever good intention is initiated as the moon grows into fullness, has the potential to provide beneficial results. In this workshop, on the evening preceding the full moon in August, we will use the five elements to create full moon altars, based on the principles of Vastu Shasta. Once created, we will activate our altars, release our request into the Universe, with the intention of bringing forth positive and life enhancing change into our lives.

Lalitha Belur is fascinated with the Vedic sciences (Yoga, Ayurveda, Vastu Shastra) and their beneficial effects on health, well being and happiness. She is a Vastu Shastra consultant, and is passionate about helping others create better energy flow in their homes and work spaces. She loves to create altars for people, tailoring the altar to meet each individual’s needs and intentions.

Lalitha is a scientist by profession, and specializes in genetic therapy and innovative delivery therapies for brain and liver diseases, with the goal of transforming lives of patients with unmet medical needs. She works at the University of Minnesota.

 

Photograph credit: Chani Nicholas

TEA + TEXTILES: Visual Music of the Shipibo People
Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

TEA + TEXTILES: Visual Music of the Shipibo People

TEA + TEXTILES: Visual Music of the Shipibo People

In celebration of our new collection at Khazana, we will be exploring the intricate and beautiful textiles of the Ucayali region of Amazonian Peru. Join us for our second TEA + TEXTILES event to share and learn more about these handmade textiles by the women of the indigenous Shipibo tribe. Daniel Alcantara, who has been living in South America, will be our guest speaker, share his knowledge, and story. 

The intricate and colorful embroidery patterns depict plant as well as animal life seen in nature, dreams, or visions. Throughout the pieces are lines which represent melodies to healing songs and paths of energy. 

"The Shipibo designs are a representation of the Cosmic Serpent, the Anaconda, the great Mother, creator of the universe called Ronin Kene. For the Shipibo the skin of Ronin Kene has a radiating, electrifying vibration of light, colour, sound, movement and is the embodiment of all possible patterns and designs past, present, and future." (Charing) 

This is a free event | Tea + Cookies will be served! 

Willka Yachay: Founder Hannah Rae Porst
May
1
12:30 pm12:30

Willka Yachay: Founder Hannah Rae Porst

Hannah  Rae Porst founded a legal Peruvian NGO called Willka Yachay (Quechua for sacred knowledge) to develop education that enables young Q’eros to know their history and rights, avoid exploitation, build meaningful lives and develop their communities.

Hannah is inspired by the Q’eros people. She adores the little kids and teenagers and respects and admires them and their parents for the love, warmth, perseverance, humor and integrity with which they confront the adversity of their daily lives.

Hannah's work is truly amazing and Khazana is very excited to share her story with Minneapolis! 

May 1st, 2016

 

Time: Noon - 5 pm

TEA + TEXTILES: Gina Czupka of Caracol Trading Co.
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

TEA + TEXTILES: Gina Czupka of Caracol Trading Co.

Join us for our first night of Tea + Textiles at Khazana After Hours! It will be a fun evening exploring and learning about textiles from all over the world. If you have a favorite piece, please bring and share! This is a free event with tea and treats! 

Tea + Textiles will be happening the third Thursday of every month with rotating speakers and textile themes! 

 7pm - 9pm

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD
Apr
1
1:30 pm13:30

BEYOND BOLLYWOOD

Khazana at the Minnesota History Center in collaboration with the Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation. 

This exhibit explores the Indian American experience and the community's vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American and Minnesotan life and history. A dynamic panel exhibition created by the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service will be augmented with artifacts, oral histories, and personal reflections developed by the Minnesota Historical Society in collaboration with members of Minnesota’s Indian American community.

Beyond Bollywood: Opening Night! 

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul 

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beyond Bollywood: History Flirt | Popup Shop 

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm