Kala Raksha means "Art Preservation." The Trust aims to preserve traditional arts of the region by making them culturally and economically viable. Trust activities are artisan driven. Without artisans there can be no traditional arts. As far as possible, positions from office managers, to coordinators to tailors are drawn from the immediate local communities. The Trust provides training as needed to make this possible. KALA RAKSHA encourages community members to work together toward the goal of self sufficiency. Generating income through their traditions, community members can realize their strengths and maintain their identity as they develop.
Sumrasar Sheikh Bhuj
Bhuj is a small city in Kutch with a population of 3,00,000 people. Bhuj is a famous destination within India for observing the historic crafstmanship of the Kutch region, including the textile crafts of bandhni (tie-dye), embroidery, and leatherwork. Ar