The Akanksha Children Present a Collection on Indian Art Forms

Amruta Khatavkar , 28 Sep 2012

The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to impact the lives of children from low-income communities, enabling them to maximize their potential, and change their lives. Akanksha works primarily in the field of education, addressing non-formal education through the Akanksha center and also formal education by initiating school reform through The School Project.

Art for Akanksha
Art for Akanksha

100 children from Akanksha’s design classes kicked off on their journey to learn about India’s arts and crafts. During their travel adventures, these children learned the ancient techniques of creating art, as well as how to preserve them in the form of many useful products, which you can now own!

Art for Akanksha
Art for Akanksha

They watched videos on how to create Kalamkari, read books based on Madhubani art, learned shadow puppetry, and visited various galleries on Gond art. 14 year old Mansi described her experience as ‘My heart is full of pride for my country – it is bursting!’. They were surprised to learn about the 100 Tanjore artists who are still practicing this ancient form of art.

Here are some of the exciting new products to look forward to at the launch of their collection on October 5, at The Akanksha Shop

  • Bags/Accessories: Hand-painted and printed bags, laptop bags and sleeves, ipad sleeves, bangles, umbrellas and hair clips
  • Home Products: Trays, mugs, coasters, mats, clocks, paintings, magnetic frames, small furniture
  • Tabletop Products: Diaries, calendars, magnetic bookmarks, cards, envelopes and mousepads
  • Children’s Products: Sketchbooks, kits on Indian art, jigsaw puzzles and clipboards
  • Diwali Specials: Cards, gift envelopes, diyas, diwali thaalis and katoris, lanterns, decorative strings, boxes in assorted sizes and gift bags

Location : The Akanksha Shop – Poonam Apartments, Dr. AB Road, Worli, Mumbai (10.30am to 6pm – closed on Sundays)

Tel: 022-24918869

Contact: Sriparna at 9930599127 or [email protected]

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