Artisans- craftspeople that produce art and craft through their hands- create change, feed culture, and make the world a better place. Their art tells their stories. And we make sure those tales are heard. Kaarigar- the artisan- is central to us. Hailing from countries known for their excellence in handcrafted items, whether ayurvedic water vessels or creations in wood, fabric, metal, and stone, we wanted to give back to the community. Now, you can too.
The thought behind Kaarigar
The artisans that put their heart and soul into the creation of wonderful crafts often remain underpaid despite their hard work. These meager earnings in this industry are unfair and a threat to the culture and heritage of the country. After a visit to India, we realized the unfair pricing charged by retailers- and Kaarigar’ was thus born with a mission to change that. After interacting with several artisans across the country- we developed a brief understanding of their needs and wants, and revolved our work around that. Kaarigar was formed to promote the handiwork of Indian artisans globally.
Why choose Kaarigar
With the boom in industrialization, we saw a rise in demand-and craftspeople were unsuccessful in keeping up with corporates that use high-tech equipment and machines, resulting in the loss of their livelihood and professions. To safeguard jobs and bring authentic handmade designs to the people, Kaarigar has created a platform for everyone to discover products ranging from pure copper water bottles and the best Tibetan singing bowls to copper pitchers. These products are made using the highest quality raw materials and techniques passed down by generations of skilled crafters.
Promoting local artisans
Supporting craftspeople builds community, increases livelihood, and gives the creative, skilled crafters a fulfilling purpose. These artisan clusters meticulously create a range of products and we show them to the world. So every time you shop with us, you help and support a community of crafters and encourage them to keep their legacy going. At Kaarigar, we are dedicated to the betterment and upliftment of local craftspeople, providing them both improved working conditions and value for their efforts. Our entire collection, from pure copper vessels to bronze idols and more, is essentially handmade in India. And our buyers purchase directly from the artisans.
Superior quality handicrafts
Reliable and durable, our handmade products are a must to add to your everyday lives. They have smart designs, intricate craftsmanship, and a personal touch of rich colors and textures backed by the best materials. Aesthetic and functional- these crafts make for beautiful daily use handicrafts. And you can explore them on our website. But before you head there, here are a few insights into why our products stand out-
Keeping all these things in mind, we craft top-of-the-line products with the help and expertise of artisans and provide you with a range of handcrafted collections to choose from.
Doing our bit towards the community gives us immense pleasure. Empowering our Indian artisans through employment helps them progress and continue touching lives with their traditional arts and techniques. It keeps the legacy of their clusters alive. At Kaarigar, the artist comes first, and then their art. And by choosing to buy our products, you’re doing the right thing by your country's craftspeople. Every purchase you make amounts to something, and we are glad that you want to be the initiator of change.