Dadar Art Festival

February 2022

Tisser had a great successful exhibition at Dadar Vanita samaj sabhagruha on 25th 26th and 27th of February. We had kept a stall and had a wide range of Warli and pottery products.

Also, we took 3 days of Warli Painting Canvas workshop and had a wonderful experience with those kids. Around 20 to 25 kids were there each day for the workshop and painted Warli art on canvas with a smile on their face. Kids really enjoyed and were excited enough to learn something new.

At Dadar Shivaji Park, our women artisans had done wall painting of Warli art in front of the ground. The whole area is covered with Warli wall painting. Our women artisans really had a great experience.

During the exhibition, we had kept a stand of Plastic Oath where we asked people to write something on a piece of color paper and tie it on that. As plastic oath really needs to be normalised in today’s culture. We explained people why to dump plastic and take an oath for that. We had a great response as you can see in pictures, a lot of people supported us and tied the paper and took an oath. Our women artisans also participated in Exhibition and decided to be a part of it as they never got an opportunity. This was a great chance for them to learn and experience something in the exhibition.

Public Wall Art / Paintings:

February 2022

This was an initiative where the public walls were painted by around 30 of our women artisans. These being public spaces, the paintings are being appreciated by one and all. This proved to be a great initiative by Tisser, since many more people are trying to rope in these women artisans for painting, on a public level as well as on a personal level.

The outer walls of a Minister’s bungalow were painted. She felicitated these artisans, which was an encouragement to the women. This has also proved to be an inspiration to other women artisans. The walls of Shivaji Park, Dadar, and Mumbai have also been painted by the women artisans. The walls have a huge expanse, but the women artisans took it upon themselves to complete it. The women were guided by our Designer and Artist. This was also broadcast by Marathi News Channel.

Warli Workshops

Conducted a Warli Painting Workshop at Shivaji Park Exhibition.

Number of Attendees – 25

All stationery was provided by Tisser. All participants were quite enthusiastic about the workshop since it was one of a kind. Never has a workshop been conducted in any exhibition.

A brief history about the Tribal Warli Art was explained . Warli  is an entirely different way of depicting objects, plants, humans, animals etc around us. This increased the interest of the participants to learn more about this art.

There were queries about how this art can be incorporated into contemporary art style. The young participants also wanted to know whether this art can be made by doodling. It was a fun filled activity with some learning of this art which is on the verge of extinction.

The participants were ready to absorb the most of it , so as to take it forward , amongst their friends and schools. All participants wanted this workshop to be conducted in their housing societies or schools.

ICC International Expo on Home Textile & Handloom supported by Ministry of Commerce & Industrie

July 2021

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.

10th India International Silk Fair at Gurugram 18-20 December 2021

December 2021

Tisser focused on satiating the artisanal and weaving cravings of the customers from 18th to 21st Dec 2021 – showing its affinity and respect for the weaving market explicitly.

Showcased Collection-
Hand painted Histories on Silk

Our artisan clusters from Chatisgarh present you the fruit of their labours: hand-painted kurtis , dupattas, jackets and many such items made from the finest Mulberry Tussar Silk adorned with the historical arts of Madhubani,Warli and block-prin

Larsen & Toubro Infotech X UNDP X Tisser

September 2020

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.

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

Expert Speakers

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.

RISE World Summit, Kohinoor Business School, Kurla

January 2019

The RISE Summit is an open platform to actively map resources and partnerships driven by the RISE 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.


Trained Womens : Smita Mahadik, Supriya Salunkhe, Vishakha Bamane, Savita Kadam.

Location: Kohinoor Business School, Kurla

TIMES SANSKRUTI FESTIVAL -THANE

January 2019

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.


Trained Womens – Rina Jadhav, Ashwini Patil, Razia Khan, Vidya Jadhav

Location – Thane

Swayamsidhha Mahila Mahamandal Exhibition, Parel

January 2019

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.


Trained womens – : Anita, Madhuri, Nanda, Varsha – Aarey Unit 22

Location – Parel

Chetana Craft Centre, Kala Ghoda Fort

January 2019

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.


Trained womens : Pritam Paikrao, Monica, Nikita Bharshankar – Aarey Unit 22

Location: Kala Ghoda, Fort

Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM) Thane Exhibition 2019

January 2019

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

Marketing Linkage

November 2018

Project team along with community members participated in the Diwali exhibition and displayed products developed under the Disha Project.

CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT

October 2018

Project Team in cluster development activities at Ganeshpuri and Sanjay Gandhi National park

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