Wabisabi

Wabisabi

Kriti Gupta is an artist and Avinash Maurya is a graphic designer. Both of them are very interested in knowing and understanding the invisible Indian network of communities, castes, livelihoods, skills and cultures. And the intriguing art and craft of hand block printing and natural dyes had it all. They began gathering the know-how of the craft by travelling across Rajasthan and Gujarat and staying with master printers and dyers in different regions. They now run a small printing operation in a rustic shed on the outskirts of Bagru, focused on rediscovering traditional dyeing and printing processes and experimenting with the dye ingredients of Rajasthan. To further the need for education, they also run a series of day long hand printing workshops to spread their infectious appreciation of the craft to others. Generally, both of them are lovers of the process of creation. They like to get their hands dirty and enjoy the state of impermanence around them. Hence, call themselves Wabisabi. They can be found at www.wabisabiproject.com