Shrujan Art & Sari Exhibition

Shrujan Art & Sari Exhibition

To Showcase Hand Embroidered Fabrics Fashioned By 3,500 craftswomen From Kutch

August 22-25, 2013,The Arts & Crafts Gallery,Mumbai (Bandra)


Shrujan, a 44 year old organization working for the uplifment of Kutch embroidery techniques will present its annual exhibition of Sarees at the Arts & Crafts Gallery,187, Turner Road,Opp. Moti Mahal Restaurant,Junction of Waterfield Road & Turner Road,Bandra West Mumbai on 22 Aug to 25,2013. The exhibition will be held between 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

The exhibition will showcase original hand embroidered fabrics that 3,500 craftswomen living in 120 remote villages of Kutch have fashioned into high quality products which include Saris, Kurtas, Dupattas, Tops, Tunics, Quilts, Wall Hangings, Bags, cushion covers and many more.
The, Shrujan  Crafts, garments , accessories and lifestyle products are recognized for their product quality and authentic craft.ࠔhe exhibition in this process enables 9 communities that practice the Kutch style, explore the 16 distinct styles of Kutchi embroidery to earn a dignified livelihood.

Craftswomen who are part of the Shrujan family work from home. Their rural way of life is not disturbed. Shrujan's production team reaches the threads and fabrics to the craftswomen even in the remotest villages. The women do not have to pay for these materials. But they are paid for their skill and their time and that too right at their doorstep, as soon as they have completed the embroidery.

About Shrujan
Shrujan began modestly as a small project during the severe drought in Kutch in 1969. With the help of local women its founder Mrs Chandaben Shroff developed a unique sustainable means of income development by organising the local tribal women & community in the area to produce Saris with exclusive embroidery and lexicon of stitches and motifs unique to each of the 9 tribes in the region. The first exhibition was held in October 1969 I Mumbai. Shrujan currently works with 16 different styles of embroidery done by 3,500  women across 100 villages. For further details please visit www.shrujan.org.

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