Empowering Adivasi Communities through Handmade Banana Paper

Advocacy, Case Studies, Craftspersons/ Artisanal, Employment/ Livelihood

Empowering Adivasi Communities through Handmade Banana Paper: The Inspiring Journey of the Establishment of a Social development enterprise - Koraj Crafts at the Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh

Raj, Ravi

Issue #10, 2023                                                                              ISSN: 2581- 9410 Introduction Paper, a very ordinary yet powerful surface, always made me curious about all its aspects. Since childhood, I have been wanting to explore paper to its fullest capacity. The Adivasi Academy under Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Vadodara has acted like a launch-pad for my flight Amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2021 I-Ravi Raj, a craft design student, embarked on a transformative journey that would lead to the creation of a successful social development enterprise. This article delves into my journey from being a craft design student to a social development entrepreneur. Simultaneously, it explores the sustainable process of developing handmade banana paper and the establishment of Koraj Crafts in the Adivasi area of Chhota Udepur, Gujarat. The Genesis of Handmade Banana Paper Project I was a final year post-graduate student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Crafts and Design in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Fueled by a passion for sustainable design and a desire to make a p...
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