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Hastshilp - A Society for Handicrafts

Bīkāner, India
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Owner description: We are a society for Mahatma Gandhi's idea of Khadi. Since its creation in June 2004, we have found incredible crafts of... more » Owner description: We are a society for Mahatma Gandhi's idea of Khadi. Since its creation in June 2004, we have found incredible crafts of Khadi in the villages of Bikaner and their guardians- the artisans who have been considered untouchables and have faced emense diversities in life. In spite of this they have survieved and carrying their centruries old craft techniques.Mahatma Gandhi discoverd Khadi as a medium of reving the centuries old 'village culture' of India. The Charkha "spinning wheel" was his tool of freedom for all against the evils of modern... Read More
Owner description: We are a society for Mahatma Gandhi's idea of Khadi. Since its creation in June 2004, we have found incredible crafts of... more » Owner description: We are a society for Mahatma Gandhi's idea of Khadi. Since its creation in June 2004, we have found incredible crafts of Khadi in the villages of Bikaner and their guardians- the artisans who have been considered untouchables and have faced emense diversities in life. In spite of this they have survieved and carrying their centruries old craft techniques.Mahatma Gandhi discoverd Khadi as a medium of reving the centuries old 'village culture' of India. The Charkha "spinning wheel" was his tool of freedom for all against the evils of modern industrialization. Practically Khadi is a handmade fabric in India but Gandhi meant more then that by this and he said it like this - "Khadi is not a cloth but ideaology."You are welcome to our shop "Charkha", at E-35, west side of overhead water tank, Chalana hospital road, Khaturia colony, BIkaner. We have more then 200 artisans with us from different villages who make beautiful cotton fabrics as well as marino wool shawls and stoles, and colourful hand embroideries. These are all showcased at our fair trade shop "Charkha".Besides the shop we are promoting rural tourism in the villages around Bikaner. For this, the excursions for the interested travellers are as follows:-Village tour, Craft tour, Desert and Camel safaris, Homestay, Farmstay, Night camps, Bishnois eco culture tour, concerts, traditional cuisines.Travellers will have a great opportunity to visit remotest villages of Bikaner in the Thar Desert which is a rare cultural experience many travellers search for. « less
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