Why Natural Dyes? There has been a lot of research about the benefits of wearing organic and naturally dyes fabrics. Here are some that lead us to the decision to use natural, organic materials for the Social Wavers project: Natural Dye are more beneficial for our skin as they are not chemical based and … More Why Natural Dyes?
Taking Shape Preparing for a 10-day natural dying workshop as the first phase of our project took a lot of planning on our part both in the US and especially in India. Our plan was to set up an outdoor natural dye studio for the duration of the workshop with pieces of it that would … More Setting Up the Studio
At one time, the village of Badanwalu was a place where true wholistic economies came together – the crafts people, farmers and the land all came together through a well structured system of natural biodiversity to create a truly sustainable community. … More Badanwalu Padayatra (a long travel by walk)
in 2014 to explore mutual ideas, connections and creative practices with a variety of cultural thinkers. … More Beginning
From 2016-2016 Lalitha Shankar and Shamala Nandesha began to search for a handloom weaving community to work with in the state of Karnataka, where there is a long history of handloom production and design. … More Researching Collaborators
In April, 2015, an art intervention project about weaving that landed myself and Lalitha Shankar in Charaka, a women’s multipurpose industrial co-operative society situated at Bhimanakone Village on the Western Ghats of Southern India. … More Art Intervention/Badanwalu Movement Walk