CoVid Relief for Blue Pottery Artisans | Milaap
CoVid Relief for Blue Pottery Artisans
50%
Raised
Rs.100,789
of Rs.200,000
60 supporters
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    Created by

    Saumya Pankaj
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Vimal Prajapati

    from Jaipur, Rajasthan

We request you to make a contribution, however small or generous. While some shall survive the onslaught, this Blue Pottery cluster in Kot-Jewar has made a plaintive plea for help. Help Vimal support his fellow artisan cluster.

Here is a video message from Vimal himself: https://youtu.be/p-SfuW2Z5HM

A sum of Rs. 3,000 can help an artisan household of 4 members, with upto a month’s ration. Through this campaign we hope to support 60 families in the Kot-Jewar region. Do donate without worrying about 'how much', they need the support and we know you care!
Blue Pottery is widely recognized as a traditional craft of Jaipur, a unique and labour-intensive craft produced as a result of three major crafting processes of pottery, painting and finally, glazing.
 
Ramnarayan Prajapat and his son, Vimal have been able to provide gainful  employment to the rural population of the designated groups of disadvantaged people of the region, especially, the SC/ST castes and women folk in dire financial need. The organisation works with approximately 250 male and female artisans who  produce these works of art in their own homes.
The entire production value chain pays special emphasis on traditional techniques rooted in eco-friendly and ethical practices. By employing unskilled workers and training them to become blue pottery artisans, Mr Prajapat and his son are able to keep this art alive and thriving. Since the past 4-5 years, there has been a steady decline in the sales due to the lack of marketing, limited financial support and dedicated exhibition platforms, causing the artisans to abandon this art.

The current CoVid crisis has further made things worse for the artist and the community facing uncertain times with their bulk orders being cancelled en mass. The artisans themselves are resorting to dipping into their meagre savings - which will soon be depleted. Your contributions will go a long way in ensuring the survival of this community until the lockdown is lifted and economic activity resumes.

P.S. You can also buy their pottery (Pay through this link, you will receive a receipt in your mail, email us on theindiacraft@gmail.com for the catalogue with your receipts and collect your products later).

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