Karigari Exhibition and Sale, London
The Asian Circle proudly became the charity partner for this year’s Karigari exhibition, held at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, in West Kensington, London, from Thursday 22 June to Sunday 25 June.
Six like-minded entrepreneurs came together to form an art collective based on their love for preserving traditional heritage and their passion for slow sustainable fashion. These multi-talented women showcased South Asia’s rich craftsmanship through their interpretation in their designs and individual curations, which were available for purchase.
The exhibition included handwoven fabrics, embroideries, artworks, silver & gemstone jewellery and homeware from India and South Asia.
The Asian Circle’s ethos of Women Empowering Women was very much at the forefront in this partnership. Much of the art came from the talent in small villages where traditional arts skills are practised to form beautiful creations with fine sensibilities.
Part of the profits were donated to The Asian Circle’s project in rural communities in India, which is challenging gender stereotypes and setting up shelters for women who have survived gender-based violence.
The exhibition was successfully launched with an Opening Night Preview with guest speakers on Thursday 22 June 2017 from 6-8.30pm.
Thursday — preview 6-8:30pm
Friday — 11am-7:30pm
Saturday — 11am-6pm
Sunday — 11am-5pm