A Hundred Hands is a Non-Governmental Organization in Bengaluru city of Karnataka state of India. The idea of two sisters Mala and Sonia, was established in the year 2010. Initially, these sisters started exhibitions on their charming front lawn, which has grown to include a few 100 members. Their membership is exclusively for artists and NGOs supporting artisans to build their brands and business. This helps them to become independent and self-sufficient. The motto of the organization is to empower those who work with their hands and create magic. They organize annual exhibitions to showcase the best of traditional art and craft from all over India. The sisters do not take a commission from selling the handicrafts; thus, all the income from sales goes directly to the craftsmen. This NGO helps people who depend on handmade products for their livelihood. The founders indirectly preserve traditional art and crafts by providing such kind of platform to artists to showcase their work. One can witness this conventional craft fair, which had various artworks, terracotta pots, handloom materials, miniature painting, bandhani cloths, thangka painting, block prints, Kalamkari, and many more at one place.
Artist Imran Khatri is a specialist in Shibori and Bandhani art. He learned this art from his elder brother. The Bandhani technique was founded in the 6th century. The origin of this art was from Sindh, Pakistan. His ancestors were masters of this technique who migrated from Sindh to Kutch. Shibori is a Japanese technique. He combines both methods and creates new art.
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