Art enthusiasts, DIY lovers, Kids of 8 years and above.
All materials required for weaving, including bamboo and other fixtures.
Refreshments - tea & biscuits on the house!
The final creation that participants can take home.
Travel Not Applicable
Stay Not Applicable
Snacks | Tea and Refreshments
Preserving our Art, Cherishing our Artisan (s)
Join us for a Bamboo handicraft workshop taught by the tribal artists of Dang, Gujarat.
Price: Rs. 1999 per person.
Date - 9 & 10 March, 2019
There are two venues for two different batches -
Batch 1 ( 9th March ) - Ekattha - The Art Faktory
Batch 2 ( 10th March ) - Footloose Journeys
The basic bamboo handicraft workshop will be conducted by Mahesh Bhai, a tribal artisan from the beautiful district of The Dang, Gujarat, who is skilled at the art of making bamboo handicrafts and has been deriving his livelihood through it since forever.
What will you learn?
✔About Bamboo and Dang
✔Bamboo strip peeling and treating (theory)
✔Bamboo tea coasters
PS - You can take the items you make to decorate your house or gift it to your loved ones!
More about the artist:
A father of 3 wonderful kids, Mahesh Bhai gained an interest in the bamboo crafts at a very early age and is now a popular bamboo craftsman in his village. He loves to make bamboo baskets, letter-post, and mats for his home; but the increasing machine made bamboo products has decreased demand for his artwork. He gets a few orders from the forest department or NGOs working in the area, but his work needs more exposure for his creativity to sustain.
Recently, Mahesh Bhai conducted a workshop on bamboo handicrafts for our guests who visited Dang. Now he is coming to the city of Pune for the first time to spread the intricate art of bamboo weaving and handicraft.
More about us:
India is a land of latent talent, hidden in nooks and crooks of our villages and small towns. As a venture, Tales & Treasures is always on the lookout for such native artisans and provide them with a platform to share their skill with the rest of the world, either by bringing them to the urban areas or taking the urban dwellers to these rural abodes.
DM or WhatsApp us on +919899923870 or +919891220975 for any questions!
Date: 9 March, 2019
Ekattha Art Faktory, 11/B, 3rd floor, Ajay Apartments, above Cantabil Showroom, near Parihar Chowk, Sindh Society, Ward No. 8, Sadhu Vasvani Nagar, Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra 411007
Date: 10 March, 2019
Footloose Journeys, Plot No. 16, Lane No. 2, Alankar Society Rd, Alankar Society, Ganesh Nagar, Karve Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411052
Living in the comfortable urban life of metro cities, do you ever realize that there is a parallel India that exists, one that is starkly opposite to our own idea of the country?
This parallel world isn’t very far from you, too.
This is the heart of India - our villages and our native communities, the remotest of the tribes and lands.
Tales and Treasures is a venture started by three SBI Youth for India fellows - Saumya Omer, Kriti Gupta, and Anvi Mehta. The three were working in well-established careers in the metro cities of the country before they came across the opportunity to work in rural India for a year.
Having worked in the villages of Gujarat and Uttarakhand individually, they saw a huge gap between rural artists/enterprises and the urban market. To continue working for the development of our rural counterparts, the three decided to start this venture which aims at providing a platform for rural-based enterprises as well as an attempt to create awareness of the art, traditions, and craft of the country that is fading away because of urbanization.
Tales and Treasures connect artists, rural enterprises directly to urban clientele by marketing their products at the right platform. Each and every product under the venture is curated by the different groups across the country, some by using the traditional knowledge passed on through generations and others using innovative production techniques to promote sustainable consumption.
We have also conceptualized workshops and excursions to the villages across India, which are hidden gems rich in their traditions, culture, and art. We spread awareness of our rich culture through tete-a-tete’s and talks, conduct art-based workshops and lead travelers to places which promise unique rural experiences.
Kanha. The lengthening evening shadows. A cup of warm chai and never-ending conversations. This is how Footloose Journeys began.
Bablu, our driver in Kanha, was talking with unprecedented fervor. The jungle, traversed all day in the open-top safari, was coming alive once again. Bablu’s words were painting a picture unseen to the tourists. It was not that he had been reticent before. No one had bothered to ask.
The guides and drivers that unravel the mysteries of the forests often remain nameless. Hidden behind the veil of professional tourism, the real contributors to the forest perform a thankless job. It was the desire to repay their unspoken debt that got us started on Footloose. We are passionate travellers who believe that there is more to travelling than just “visiting” a place! We believe that travelling is more than just a bunch of tick-marks on the list of places you wish to visit. We believe that a traveller should try and understand the place rather than just be there. And with this credence, we aim at adding social values to tourism – for the benefit of both the visitors and the hosts!
A communications specialist by profession, Saumya experienced the satisfaction of working at the grassroots during her stints as a volunteer and an intern with multiple social sector organizations. Hence, after spending 3 years with startups and formulating their marketing strategies, Saumya quit her corporate career to pursue her dream of starting up a social enterprise of her own, joining the Youth for India fellowship by SBI Foundation. With a belief that to understand people it takes more than a paper, Saumya now is the part of the founding team of Tales & Treasures
Even when she was pursuing Chartered Accountancy, a career as tough as they come, Kriti always knew that her real calling lies in working on the ground, with the communities. After a couple of years of climbing the corporate ladder, she finally took a leap of faith and moved to a small tribal district in Gujarat as a SBI Youth for India fellow. Kriti firmly believes that cultural heritage is the biggest asset of any community and that it should not be traded at any cost. She loves collecting stories and hidden tales about any place she visits. Luckily for us, she also believes in sharing those hidden tales with everyone! With a dream to rediscover India, Kriti is now a part of the founding team of Tales & Treasures
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