Bhimji Kanji Vankar

Bhimji and the traditional weaving art of Kutch. Bhimji Kanji Vankar is an artist. ‘Vankar’ is his family name, means a traditional hand loom weaver. He considers himself an artist first and then the businessman second and he is widely respected by acclaimed designers across India that comes to him for his exquisite handwork. Bhimji’s wooden looms support not only his extended family but numerous women in his native village of Sarli, who work in hand weaving and embroidery, creating pieces of art to be treasured for a lifetime. Bhimji is thrilled to offer some of his best works for sale through Seva. These shawls are made as a part of the state run weaver empowerment program that helps to generate income in rural households, motivating people to continue preserving the cultural heritage and traditional ways of living and reduce mass migration to urban areas in search of jobs.