Our Artisans

We at Camlon value our local artisans who mostly based in rural areas, some in urban slums. These artisans have been engaged in handcrafting these goods for generations. Camlon products thus help sustain jobs for people in Rajasthan. We also put aside a small fund and help our artistic community with their needs thus empower dignified living and sustained income. We do not discriminate on the basis or religion/caste/creed/gender, most of our artisans come from lower castes.

We put emphasis on safe working conditions, well-being of artisans and do not involve child labour.

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Art forms

HANDMADE PAPER MAKING

Our handmade paper is made by artisans in Rajasthan, India,. First, discarded cotton scraps are collected from the textile industry. Cotton is broken down into fibers using a traditional wheel press and then soaked overnight. Next, the pulp is strained, pressed into pages and hung to dry. After ironing, crisp pear goes either into journals or into the hands of artisans for screen-printing, embroidery or patchwork. The entire process is tree-free, non-toxic, and conserves and filters water for reuse in irrigation.

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Hemp-Fiber being cleaned by the ladies after-wash

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LEATHER CRAFT

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