T E X T I L E A R T S
BEAUTUFUL HANDCRAFTED FOLK TEXTILES
Sudarshan ( meaning "beautiful" in Hindi ) is a craft enterprise , a collective of master craftsman and artists working together to create beautiful textiles in Northern India .
Founder / Textile Artist Hemangini Singh,specialises in designing and creating handblock printed and naturally dyed textiles.
Singh works with closely skilled craftsman melding traditional craft techniques with contemporary design to create innovative handmade textiles and wearable art .
Sudarshan's fine textiles come alive with natural indigo dyeing , Handblock prints , unique handloom " khadi" weaves , mud-resist block prints ,each sensitively taking advantage of the Wabi-Sabi imperfections of traditional textile handicrafts and the warmth of the human touch .
MISSION : REVIVE , SUSTAIN , INNOVATE , FOLK TEXTILE CRAFTS AND TO EMPOWER FOLK ARTISANS
Sudarshan empowers artisans with a sustainable , Fair Trade income through their craft , support for thier community and a global platform for their work . The focus is on refining the crafts , design and product development and to promote and support folk artisan communities .
Profits are reinvested to empower women artisans with vocational training , employmnent opportunities , support groups and development initiatives in artisan communities .