Natural Dyes Workshop

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Bringing new colours to traditional Bhotiya woolJune 24-27, 2004

Conducted in Lata by Arpana of Dastkar, an organization dedicated to improving the economic status of craftspeople and promoting the survival of traditional crafts, the workshop aimed to revive Bhotiya dyeing traditions and share methods from various other parts of India where Dastkar operates. The crux of its programme is to help craftspeople, especially women, to use their own traditional craft skills as a means of employment, income generation and economic self-sufficiency.