Raghavan Iyer: SMASHED, MASHED, BOILED, AND BAKED—AND FRIED, TOO Book Signing
Dec
11
2:00 pm14:00

Raghavan Iyer: SMASHED, MASHED, BOILED, AND BAKED—AND FRIED, TOO Book Signing

Raghavan Iyer, a James Beard Award winner and IACP Award-winning Teacher of the year will be at Khazana Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 2 pm – 4 pm for an artist talk and signing of his latest book: SMASHED, MASHED, BOILED, AND BAKED – AND FRIED, TOO! A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes.

He is the author of 660 Curries, Indian Cooking, Unfolded, Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking, and The Turmeric Trail. He is also the host of the Emmy Award-Winning g documentary Asian Flavors and a member and past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

A native of Mumbai who is fluent in six languages, Raghaven is a culinary educator, spokesperson, and consultant to numerous national and international clients including Bon Appétit Management Company (BAMCO) where he helped launch an Indian meals program and trained all BAMCO chefs across the United States in Indian cuisine and global vegan cuisine through more than 75 national workshops. 

Join us for an afternoon of mouthwatering conversation, a chance to meet Raghavan Iyer and get a copy of his latest book that was released last month, and sign up for future cooking classes! 

Tea and Cookies will be provided

Space is limited, RSVP to khazana@khazana.com to reserve your spot


Meet the Maker: Small Cloud Shop on Small Business Saturday at Khazana
Nov
26
11:00 am11:00

Meet the Maker: Small Cloud Shop on Small Business Saturday at Khazana

Join us Saturday, November 26th, 2016 for Small Business Saturday

MEET THE MAKER: THERESA HUTCH 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Meet the woman behind Small Cloud Shop, Theresa Hutch. She is a traditional illustrator, visual artist, and yoga instructor. Theresa began Small Cloud shop with her hand painted Yoga Sutra cards and stationary, and has progressed ever since. 

One of Small Cloud Shop's main objectives is to not put any more junk out into the world. One way to do this is to limit the company's carbon footprint by printing ALL work through local professional printer who takes pride in ensuring the highest quality standards! Small Cloud Shop also uses bio-plastic sleeves, made from plants, to package cards. 

Theresa is honored to have been featured on numerous websites and magazines including: Mantra Magazine, Craft Paper Scissors, MPLSTYLE and Yoga Travel Tree. She is grateful to work with other small businesses who support locally made merchandise. 

Theresa feels fortunate to have spent a year in the mystical land of Yokohama, Japan. Her new line of cards and journals stem from this experiences there. Theresa has discovered from her travel that she is a visual storyteller. Every card and every journal of hers tells a story from her perspective of Japan, and she would love to share these stories with you!

Give to the Max Day! Hosted by Khazana in Support of Indika Alliance
Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

Give to the Max Day! Hosted by Khazana in Support of Indika Alliance

Thursday, November 17th 2016 - Give to the Max Day
5:30 to 8:30 PM

2225 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55405

Experience the tastes, crafts, and music of India as you mingle with friends and globally minded members of our community. Preview Khazana's latest selection of ethically-sourced Indian art, textiles, and jewelry, and make headway on your holiday shopping list! Twenty percent of the night's proceeds will go directly towards Indika Alliance's mission: to improve the lives of India's girls and women in domestic work and protect them from trafficking and abuse. 

This is a private event. RSVP is required and space is limited. 

Travel with Khazana
Nov
3
6:30 pm18:30

Travel with Khazana

We are planning our second Khazana Tour!

Mark your Calendars! 
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
6:30 pm

Join your friends at Khazana to indulge in the diverse culture exploring the beauty, crafts, and foods of India.

For the past 25 years, Anju Kataria has been traveling the cities and villages of India in search of beautiful cultural artifacts to share with the visitors of her shop. In February of 2016, Anju took her first small group of adventurers to India on a hunt for handicrafts, stories, and friendships. Join us and experience Anju's India for yourself!

We will be having our second travel meeting to discuss the trip in detail. Please come prepared with questions. We will have plenty of time to chat over tea and cookies!



 

TEMPLE BLESSINGS: Natural Dyes of India
Oct
26
6:00 pm18:00

TEMPLE BLESSINGS: Natural Dyes of India

Textile Center and Khazana are excited to present visiting artist Rupa Trivedi, founder of Adiv Pure Nature.

Wednesday, October 26th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Textile Center

Based in Mumbai, Adiv is a social and artisan enterprise with the goal of using natural dyes to create sustainable fashion. They pride themselves on using recycled raw materials and are especially known for their temple project. In Indian temples, marigold, rose, hibiscus, coconut, and many other flowers are part of the daily offerings to the gods. At the end of the day, Adiv collects and uses them as natural dyes. A small group of self-taught hand-dyers design and create the textiles, which have been sold through Dosa, Anthropologie, Eileen Fischer, and Johanna Riplinger. Rupa has come to Textile Center all the way from India to share her beautiful, all-natural hand-dyed textiles and the processes used to create them! Join us after the presentation for a special trunk show of scarves dyed by Adiv Pure Nature artisans.

$15/$10 Textile Center Members

TEA + TEXTILES: Temple Blessing with ADIV Pure Nature
Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

TEA + TEXTILES: Temple Blessing with ADIV Pure Nature

Join us at Khazana Thursday, October 20th 7 – 9 pm for our next TEA + TEXTILES event. 

Artist Talk at 7:30 pm 

Rupa Trivedi is the founder of Adiv Pure Nature, a 7 year old venture based in Mumbai. She creates sustainable, green fashion through the waste recycling method making natural dyes from herbs, flowers and recycled organic waste. The world of Adiv is truly a sight to see! The driving force behind the organization is a small group of self-taught, hand-dyers. They create beautiful work in one space start to finish: from separating the bags of flowers, to soaking and dyeing the fabric, to creating the designs and patterns through various techniques. They work as one harmonious family. We are so privileged to be hosting Rupa Trivedi at Khazana all the way from India!

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