“FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND OUR TREE OF LIFE FUNDRAISER TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THESE INCREDIBLE INDIAN ARTISTS THROUGH THE END OF THIS DIFFICULT YEAR. YOUR SUPPORT IS LIFE-SUSTAINING FOR OUR FRIENDS. WE ARE ALL GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. ”
Tree Of Life
A virtual gallery event and emergency relief fundraiser with 100% of profits going to Indian artisans
The “Tree of Life” is an ancient symbol that represents nourishment, growth, renewal, and human interdependence. It is also the perfect metaphor for Khazana’s 29-year journey. Our mission—to support the work of emerging artisans and to nurture rare and ancient art forms—offers artisans exposure to a broader marketplace and creates tangible connections that reach across the globe.
In this time of separation, Khazana is forging a new path to keep the connections between creators and collectors alive, starting with The Tree of Life, a virtual gallery event through the end of 2020.
During this event, we are highlighting a group of artisans from India who are both keeping heritage arts alive and innovating to reflect the current moment. Their works will be available for purchase in our virtual gallery, with profits going directly to the artists. Browse the virtual gallery, follow us on social media and subscribe to our emails to learn about these exquisite traditional artforms and the creativity of the artisans who are keeping them vital in the modern age.
This troubled season could mean the end of rare and beautiful forms of artistic expression that have been practiced for centuries. Many of our artisans live and practice their craft in rural areas with precarious economies. With tourism on hold and no opportunity for income, most are experiencing desperate circumstances and an uncertain future. Your support will provide direct emergency relief and economic renewal to these master artisans, now and for generations to come. And when the time comes to venture out into the world again, we hope that the connections forged now, through these artworks, will inspire you to visit the artisans in person.
TREE OF LIFE ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Depicting everything from the divine to the cheeky, Kalighat painting is a traditional medium that’s ripe for modern insight in the hands of a master artist.
Exquisitely detailed Gujarati kalamkari painting, still rendered by hand in the tradition of eight generations of master craftsmen.
SHAMLU DUDEJA & MALIKA VARMA
Kantha, the famed running-stitch embroidery of Eastern India, is taken to new heights of artistry in the hands of SheKantha’s artisans.
Adiv Pure Nature
Luxurious garments and accessories, created in pursuit of a sustainable fashion supply chain and innovatively using dyed herbs and the floral blessings left at Mumbai temples.
A folk art tradition that carries echoes of the ancient past, Warli rice-paste painting captures the life and traditions of a tribal people.
Master Ajrakh Artist
Sufyian Khatri, world class artisan and textile maker, carves his own woodblocks to create intricate and vibrant patterns for his hand-crafted textiles. Khatri’s natural dye block-printing studio is located outside of Bhuj, in the Kutch.