Kala Raksha Museum
The intent of a museum shapes its content, scope, and design. Kala Raksha's museum intends to provide artisans with access to their heritage and restore the link of tradition. Thus, the museum focuses on traditional arts of the communities with which Kala Raksha works: embroideries of Rabaris, peoples of the Thar Parker, and others; woven, printed and dyed unstitched garments; and replicas Kachhi Rabari and Maru Meghval ornaments. Today the collections total to nearly 800 objects.
Collections assume their full value when they are documented, and accessible. We called on Kala Raksha artisans to provide information. Their knowledge insured in-depth accuracy of information, a luxury unknown by most museums. Technology grew, and now we are happy to share our collections with the world. You can explore these by searching each exhibition by technique, culture or object. Our on-line Museum also has Special Exhibitions. This offers us the opportunity to highlight aspects of our collections for deeper appreciation and enjoyment. A summary of techniques and objects is provided below. For a full lexicon contact us.
KALA RAKSHA MUSEUM COLLECTION LEXICON
Techniques: Appliqué; Bandhani; Beadwork; Crochet; Macramé; Ornament; Patchwork; Print; Split-ply twining; Weaving;
Embroidery: Afghan, Ahir, Bavaliyun, Dhaneta Jat, Garasia Jat, Haramji, Kachho, Kanbi, Khambhiri, Khadla, Kharek, Mutava, Muko, Pako, Phulkari, Rabari, Suf, Turkmen, Uzbek, Vagadia.
Category, Sub Category
Animal Trappings- Bullock, Camel, Horse
Bags- Utilitarian, Ceremonial, Dowry,Envelope, Money belt
Clothing for Children- Cap, Top
Clothing for Men- Headwear, Jacket, Scarf, Unstitched
Clothing for Women- Blouse, Jacket, Skirt, Dress, Veil,
Ornaments- Children, Men, Women
Items used in Home
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