Co-creation by mumtaz and jaspal
In 2015 the lives of some Chikankari craftswomen changed to reward their art by recognition and fair price for each product created. Jaspal Kalra, a craft researcher and an academician ideated 'Sangraha Karigar Atelier' with the objective of supporting the destitute.
The purpose was to provide better reach for their craft and better wage for a living. Hence along with faculty from various design schools, he imparted education through four month programme to 27 embroiderers in Lucknow. The project envisioned to support craftsperson experience their own art and create a niche for their distinctive designs in market. Started as a design education project, SKA now is a collective of sub-brads by the women graduated from karigar design course. It aims to support craftswomen create a product having higher market value, design their own motifs and charge a royalty thereon, so that they can also co-create with designers.