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Tree Of Life at KHAZANA

Tree Of Life

Khazana celebrates traditional artists around the world

Many cultures around the world describe the beauty of sacred and life-sustaining trees, known by a variety of names including the “Tree of Life.” This ancient symbol represents nourishment, growth, renewal, and human interdependence. In art, the Tree of Life can appear as a verdant tree full of fragrant flowers, ripe fruits, and the playful dance of birds and other animals of the forests. In some cultures, the Tree of Life has magical or wish-fulfilling properties, which bestow blessings upon anyone who sits beneath its shade.

The “Tree of Life” is also a perfect metaphor for Khazana’s 30-year journey. Our mission—to support the work of emerging artisans and to nurture rare and ancient art forms—offers artisans exposure to a broader marketplace and creates tangible connections that reach across the globe.

Initially created as a temporary exhibition and relief fund to support artisans who were deeply impacted by COVID19 in India, the Tree Of Life at Khazana continues as a platform to showcase the work of living artisans in South Asia and around the world

TREE OF LIFE ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Click the artist images to view their incredible works.
BHASKAR CHITRAKAR

BHASKAR CHITRAKAR

Kalighat Artist

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.

KIRIT CHITARA

KIRIT CHITARA

Kalamkari Artist

Exquisitely detailed Gujarati kalamkari painting, still rendered by hand in the tradition of eight generations of master craftsmen.

SHAMLU DUDEJA & MALIKA VARMA

SHAMLU DUDEJA & MALIKA VARMA

She Kantha

Kantha, the famed running-stitch embroidery of Eastern India, is taken to new heights of artistry in the hands of SheKantha’s artisans.

RUPA TRIVEDI

RUPA TRIVEDI

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.

ANIL VANGAD

ANIL VANGAD

Warli Artist

A folk art tradition that carries echoes of the ancient past, Warli rice-paste painting captures the life and traditions of a tribal people.

SUFIYAN KHATRI

SUFIYAN KHATRI

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. 

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