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Advent of Gujarati crafts, artisans in the capital

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Sept 14: To revive the dying Gujarati crafts legacy, NGO Craftroots will give a chance to 45 craft forms from Gujarat to be showcased and sold at its newly opened store in the heart of the tiol capital. Located in Meharchand Market in Lodi Colony here, it is the first Craftroots store outside Gujarat. Craftroots was started two years ago to empower artisans by bringing together designers and technology to revive the traditiol crafts. “We are connected with more than 25,000 artisans across 45 craft forms. We work with 2,500 volunteers from 30 countries at its 8 centres,” NGO founder Arben Patel told IANS. Apart from its centres spread across Patan, Mehsa, Kachchh, Bhavgar and Bharuch, the organisation also has tie-ups with 25 big NGOs spread across the country. (IANS)

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