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Bandhani workshop KSU


Dayabhai demonstrates in Cusco


Power and Banni women




Kala Raksha focuses on building links through which KRV graduates can develop their capacity as designers and find new and better markets. The Vidhyalaya is currently working on a second project with students from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne to develop products. The exchange has enabled KRV graduates learned to appreciate artisan capacity and to work in more collaborative ways.



KRV Staff and Alumni News

Director Judy Frater was a keynote speaker at Tinkuy, an international gathering of weavers in Cusco Peru. Permanent Faculty member Dayalalbhai Kudecha also represented KRV and India, with weaving demonstrations and a presentation.

Irfanbhai Anwar Khatri spoke at Think 2013, a think tank in Goa


2010 graduate Khalid Amin Khatri developed art pieces for the Cotton Exchange project, an exploration of the heritage of the cotton industry, culminating in an exhibition held in Manchester and Ahmedabad. KRV was also represented with works from Graduates Hariyaben, Varshaben Pratap, Varshaben Uttam, Damyantiben, Sajnuben, Ramiben Rama, Monghiben, Lachhuben, Kuvarben, and Jivaben Ratna; and KRV Advisors Shyamji Vishramji, Ali Mohamad Isha, and Lokesh Ghai.


2006 Graduate Juned A. Raheman received the UNESCO Seal of Excellence


2008 Graduate Murjibhai Hamir was an exchange artist to Scotland in the

           ReSide program

2006 Graduate Lachhuben Raja represented Kala Raksha in the 2012 Santa Fe

           International Folk Art Market and was invited to the 2013 Santa Fe Market.

2010 Graduate Hanif Abdul Majid Khatri and 2011 Graduate Aakib Ibrahim Khatri

           participated in a workshop with Australian Designers in New Delhi

2008 Graduate Abdul Rauf Razakhbhai Khatri won the President's award for


2010 Graduate Khalid Amin held a solo exhibition at Artisans Gallery, Mumbai



In September 2012- Jessica Marati published Teaching Design, an article about KRV in Hand/Eye Magazine.




We much appreciate financial support of our neighbors, Adani Foundation and Tata Power/CGPL. However, the gap between our nature based institute and the constantly throbbing industrial jungle means that our location will eventually have to change. Relocation will incur huge costs in terms of money, time and spiritual energy. Our resounding success balances the challenges.  In September Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya's board of Master Artisan advisors met and brainstormed on the development of KRV.  Their full support gives us strength and hope. 

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