Padukas Artisans

Padukas Artisans operates its artisan workshop in the outback of northern Maharashtra, homeland of indigenous tribes of India. Palghar District’s original style of Warli Tribal Art and Craftsmanship continues from the Neolithic period (3000 BC).

In 2014, Padukas workshop was created as a way to nurture sustainable livelihoods for tribal women. These women have natural ability at crafts and aesthetics of color and design.  Padukas Artisans combine traditional crafts, (Patchwork Quilting, Warli Painting, Basket making, Fabric Jewelry and Toy Making), with modern design elements. Padukas Artisans is now self-sustaining by reaching a sophisticated market in India and Internationally.

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