Help Rural Phulkari Artisans Save A Dying Craft

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Virsā is a compassionate social enterprise commited to helping Rural Women Phulkari Artisans & their traditional Handicraft - "Phulkari". Due to the advent of Machine-Made Embroidery, these Artisans & their livelihood is at significant risk. Phulkari is not just a source of income for them, it's also central to the cultural heritage of South Asia. Some tapestries can take anywhere from 2 months to Several years to Embroider!

Virsā actively works with 45 such Rural Artisans spread across villages in the Patiala-Nabha region of Punjab, India. We aim to (1) Revive the dying craft of Phulkari (2) Enable and Empower our Phulkari Artisans to get a Fair Value for their hard work (3) Create a Sustainable, Profit Sharing Community-based Approach

Specific Objectives of this Virsā-Milaap Fundraiser:
1. Help Phulkari Artisans purchase better quality Thread, Cloth, Stencils, Wooden Embroidery Frames and Needles to practice their craft more efficiently and effectively
2. Every work has its occupational hazards. Phulkari Artisans suffer from increasingly diminished vision due to minute needlework and poor lighting conditions in the Villages. Funds raised will be used to set up Vision Check-up Camps and provide Optometrist support to the Artisans. Similarly, another common hazard is Spondylitis and Musculoskeletal issues of the Back.

Fundraising Timeline: October 15

To know more about Virsā, it's Founders and its Activities - please visit us @ www.virsā.com. If you would like to support our efforts OR visit our Artisans, please write to us:

Virsā Support Plan for the Phulkari Artisans
Virsā Support Plan for the Phulkari Artisans

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raised of $10,000 goal

23 Supporters

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Payment options: Online, cheque pickups

Beneficiary: Rural Phulkari ... info_outline

Supporters (23)

Renu donated $51

While I am doing this my husband tells me to be careful that this may cause some problems or misuse. Confirm that this is not so please. The work is wonderful -- I am a founding member of Sankara eye foundation 2/3 times over one in Punjaab too!

Avnash donated $155
Kulwant donated $50
SPINDER donated $100
Kuljit donated $100

Behalf of kuljit

Kaserpal donated $100

I wish to support the help campaign for phulkari artists of my Punjabi heritage.