Tea and Textiles: Varanasi Brocade with Woolgathering Company
Jan
12
6:30 pm18:30

Tea and Textiles: Varanasi Brocade with Woolgathering Company

Shweta Kasana of Woolgathering Company will be presenting Khazana's first Tea and Textiles of 2017.

Longtime friends Shweta and Sam founded Woolgathering Company in order to sustain their dream of a slow, deliberate lifestyle. They wanted to wonder as much as possible, and to support other wool gatherers like themselves. Thus, textile artists, natural dreamers, formed the second half of Shweta and Sam's alliance.

At Tea and Textiles, Shweta will discuss her favorite style of textile, hand loomed brocade, which originates in Varanasi. True brocade, the opulent "embroidery of the loom," is sadly becoming increasingly rare. This is because textile companies have begun creating brocade en masse on mechanized looms. This outsourcing of labor incentivizes artists to move away from their villages, and into cities, where they are underpaid, and lonely without their families and traditional culture.

Woolgathering Company's aim is to insure that people of all economic backgrounds can afford artisanal goods, so that village artists no longer have to work for unethical textile factories. By working directly with artisans, contributing to their educations, and assisting them in sourcing materials, Shweta helps to lower the costs of production. Indeed, Woolgathering Company encourages master artisans adapt their traditional skills to a modern world. 

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 on 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.

Raghavan 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 documentary, Asian Flavors, and a member and past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

A native of Mumbai, and fluent in six languages, Raghavan is a culinary educator, spokesperson, and consultant to numerous national and international clients. Raghavan helped launch an Indian Meals Program for Bon Appétit Management Company, and trained their U.S. chefs in Indian cuisine and global vegan cuisine in over 75 national workshops. 

Join us for an afternoon of mouthwatering conversation, signed copies of his latest book, and an opportunity to sign up for cooking classes! 

Space is limited, RSVP to khazana@khazana.com.

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

Meet the Maker: Small Cloud Shop on Small Business Saturday

Join us on 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. Hutch is an illustrator, visual artist, and yoga instructor. Theresa began Small Cloud Shop with her hand-painted Yoga Sutra cards and stationary, and has since added towels, notebooks, and full-size paintings to her business.

According to Hutch, Small Cloud Shop's main objective is "to not put any more junk out into the world." Hutch limits her company's carbon footprint by printing all of her work through local professional printers, which helps her control the quality standards of her products. Small Cloud Shop also uses bio-plastic sleeves, made from plants, to package cards. 

Theresa has 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 will discuss the year she spent in Yokohama, Japan, the inspiration for her new line of cards and journals. 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!

A Give to the Max Open House in Support of Indika Alliance
Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

A Give to the Max Open House 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

A Travel Meeting

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

Join your friends at Khazana to explore the diverse beauty, craft, and food 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 gallery. In February of 2016, Anju took her first small group of adventurers to India on a hunt for crafts, 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 and Textiles: ADIV Pure Nature's Temple Blessings
Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Tea and Textiles: ADIV Pure Nature's Temple Blessings

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 and Textiles: Along the Ikat Trail
Sep
15
7:00 pm19:00

Tea and Textiles: Along the Ikat Trail

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 varous 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 and Lunar Eclipse Altar Making Class
Aug
17
7:00 pm19:00

Full Moon and 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 and Textiles: Visual Music of the Shipibo People
Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Tea and Textiles: Visual Music of the Shipibo People

Tea and 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 and 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 and 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 and Textiles: Gina Czupka of Caracol Trading Co.
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Tea and Textiles: Gina Czupka of Caracol Trading Co.

Join us for our first ever Tea and Textiles event! 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!

 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