‘A stitch in time: supporting our artisans during the crisis’

Date : Apr 13 , 2021 | Past Webinars

Laila Tyabji is a craft designer, writer, and Chairperson and Co-Founder of Dastkar. She has been working with grassroots artisans all over India for over four decades, creating new livelihood avenues through craft for pastoral & marginalised communities like the bonded labourers in Bihar, displaced villages in Ranthambhore, embroidery artisans in drought-hit Kutch and Banaskantha, tribals in Orissa and victims of insurgency in Kashmir.

Laila studied art in Baroda & Japan, & has worked as a freelance designer in textiles, graphics, interiors, and the theatre prior to Dastkar. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2012.

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