On the 150th celebration of Gandhi Jayanti, Shilpsutra honors a man who not only inspired generations across the globe with his internationally esteemed doctrine of nonviolent protest (satyagraha) but also instilled a sense of nationalism in all of us.
Gandhiji was the earliest proponent of technical education and linking curriculum with industry needs. Of course, the needs may be different today, but the essence of making education work-integrated is of prime value. Mahatma Gandhi had emphasized that handicrafts should be taught “not merely for production work but for developing intellect of the pupils.”
Mahatma Gandhi emphasized the importance of Indian skilled handicrafts and the impact it has on the economy of the nation. At Shilpsutra, we believe in creating artisanal products made by craftsmen from all over India. We also rigorously train artisans in new and traditional artforms that help them earn a higher standard of living.
Here are a few shots from our workshop where several Indian artisans create beautifully handcrafted juttis among other footwear: