Larsen and Toubro Infotech, as a part of the corporate social responsibility, is training and upskilling women to participate in reviving the Warli art in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in India. The two-fold objective of the program is to create women entrepreneurs within low income communities while also bringing this traditional art form to modern day homes. The program started in December 2017, and is reaching out to 2000 women in and around Mumbai. Tisser Artisans Trust (TAT) is a market linkage partner in this project.
As a market linkage initiative, The beneficiaries executed an order of 400 hand woven linen masks with 200 hand painted pouches keeping the current Pandemic theme in mind of Social Distancing and Work from Home.
RISE World Summit, Kohinoor Business School, Kurla
The RISE Summit is an open platform to actively map resources and partnerships driven by theRISE shared values – Responsible, Inclusive, Sustainable and Eco-friendly. The Idobro works mainly on market linkage. This is the main objective to create future opportunities for our women artisans. We have participated in this two day summit. The customers were really encouraging to the various products. The women get different exposure through this Summit as the structure of Summit and Art Festival is completely different. In this Summit women developed their communication skills and get valuable complements and suggestions for their products. Here as the crowd was already aware about the handicraft value felt supportive to women.
Project team along with community members participated in the Diwali exhibition and displayed products developed under the Disha Project.
TIMES SANSKRUTI FESTIVAL -THANE
Times Sanskruti festival – Thane is one of the very popular events among art lovers in Maharashtra. The festival is a confluence of Art and Culture and being organized during 11th to 14th January, 2019 near beautiful ‘Upvan Lake’ area. Our project team took opportunity to participate in a fest and decide to reach to the craft lovers through showcasing artisans’ skills. Various products made by hands of rural artisans were exhibited in stall. All these products were beautified and stylized with traditional Warli painting on it. Craft lovers enjoyed shopping, buy these products with appreciation of art and artists too. Some of the women artisans from Bhiwandi cluster expressed their willingness to present on exhibition stall for four days. Women artisans were happy seeing that products developed by their hands are liked, appreciated and purchased by visitors with satisfactory smiles on their faces.
Swayamsiddha Mahila Mahamandal SHG wing works in the field of Women Empowerment through two major activities these are Self Help Groups (SHGs) & Women Empowerment through Self Employment and livelihoods. This exhibition was arranged by all women from Swayamsidhha. This was specifically food exhibition. Variety of products like Kurtis, Kurtas, Palazzos, Long Skirts, Scarf, Strolls, Duppattas, Shoes, Jute Bags, Terracotta Jewelry, Home Décor products like Tea Coasters, Candle Stands, Trays, Jewelry Box etc. were exhibited. All these products were beautified and stylized with traditional Warli painting on it. In four days women were trained for Stall Management which was the training from measurements of stall size and vacant place, requirements while arranging a stall, how to display the products, how to do pricing, how to give discount, how to arrange products as per their uniqueness and differences.
Chetana is a craft centre which has various arts and crafts of India, the hand-woven textiles which are probably the oldest and popular. We took opportunity to showcase our products at Chetana craft centre and decide to reach to the craft lovers through showcasing artisans’ skills. All these products were beautified and stylized with traditional Warli painting on it. Craft lovers enjoyed shopping, buy these products with appreciation of art and artists too.
Our Project Team members from Ganeshpuri and Angaon participated in the Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM), Thane Exhibition 2019, Maharashtra Govt. Womens from our Bhiwandi cluster made these Warli products under the name of Krantijyoti Lok Sanchalit Sadhana Kendra, Angaon. This is our CMRC where we held trainings for Warli Art and now the womens are making these products by themselves.
Location : Thane
Project Team in cluster development activities at Ganeshpuri and Sanjay Gandhi National park
Unleashing India Global Web Summit series:
Welcome to 117th Web summit on Friday 16th July from 7.30pm to 8.30pm IST
Unleashing India Global Web Summit series: Post Covid 19 devastation, Enhanced Role of Art, Culture, Artisans with proper support from Experts for National reincarnation
Chair : Dr.P.Sekhar, Chairman Unleashing India, Global Smart City Panel, MTGF
Dr.Masooma Rizvi, Writer, Motivational speaker, International Architect, Museology and Art Curation and Restoration Expert. Founder of Belits Design Solution.
Dr.Megha Phansalkar, Reputed Social Entrepreneur, Expert in urban transformation and Rural development popularising Artisans to Global recognition.
ICC International Expo on Home Textile & Handloom supported by Ministry of Commerce & Industrie
Supported by Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India and organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce, the 8-day online event is aimed at giving recognition to skilled artisans and reinstate the pride in hand-spun, hand-woven and handcrafted products. We will be showcasing a wide range of exquisite and authentic handloom sarees, fabrics, dress materials, stoles, dupattas, menswear, home decor and handicraft products by weavers and artisans from across India.
It will also increase awareness regarding weaves and other traditional art forms and techniques. This will be a unique opportunity to connect & collaborate with manufacturers, suppliers and exporters of Indian Khadi & Khadi blend products.