Tree Of Life
A virtual gallery event and emergency relief fundraiser with 100% of profits going to Indian artisans
MASTER AJRAKH ARTIST
Dye block printing is a beautiful process that has been around for many years. Sufyian Khatri, world class artisan and textile maker, carves his own woodblocks to create intricate and vibrant patterns for his hand-crafted textiles. Khatri’s natural dye block-printing studio is located outside of Bhuj, in the Kutch. In his studio, Khatri achieves rich tones and saturated colors using dyes from all organic and natural sources such as flowers, fruit, roots, etc.
Khatri learned how to carve wood blocks from his grandfather, Mohmed Siddiq Khatri, who had a large influence on shaping approach towards his craft. By the time Khatri was 17, he was apprenticing with his father and working on creating designs. Most of Khatri’s day in the studio is spent creating various designs that can be transferred onto the fabric he has created and dyed. Many of Khatri’s elegant designs incorporate geometric shapes and patterns that create a unique and energetic dynamic on each piece of fabric. Each of Khatri’s works is a unique work of art in its own right.
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TREE OF LIFE ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS
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Depicting everything from the divine to the cheeky, Kalighat painting is a traditional medium that’s ripe for modern insight in the hands of a master artist.
Exquisitely detailed Gujarati kalamkari painting, still rendered by hand in the tradition of eight generations of master craftsmen.
SHAMLU DUDEJA & MALIKA VARMA
Kantha, the famed running-stitch embroidery of Eastern India, is taken to new heights of artistry in the hands of SheKantha’s artisans.
Adiv Pure Nature
Luxurious garments and accessories, created in pursuit of a sustainable fashion supply chain and innovatively using dyed herbs and the floral blessings left at Mumbai temples.
Traditional Kutch Weaving
A 4th generation master weaver from the Sarli village located in the rural Kutch region of India, Rajan Vankar crafts one-of-a-kind textiles.
A folk art tradition that carries echoes of the ancient past, Warli rice-paste painting captures the life and traditions of a tribal people.
Master Ajrakh Artist
Sufyian Khatri, world class artisan and textile maker, carves his own woodblocks to create intricate and vibrant patterns for his hand-crafted textiles. Khatri’s natural dye block-printing studio is located outside of Bhuj, in the Kutch.
Thilak Reddy is a talented young artist originally from Kalamkari, Andhra Pradesh, a town along the Coromandel Coast of India that has long been famous for the production of mordant-painted and -dyed textiles, popularly known today as kalamkari (literally “pen work”).
Gohar Sajjid is a founding member of SABAH Pakistan and currently serves as the organization’s co-Chairperson. She mastered the art of embroidery at a young age and supports her fellow embroiderers with marketing and design assistance. Gohar currently lives in the village of Bhutri in Haripur District, Pakistan.
Sudarshan Artisan Collective
a thriving artisan collective that aims to preserve and promote traditional techniques and motifs found in folk textiles from India by creating contemporary designs and products.