Craftsman of Khanderai
Ramesh Padiyar, is an ace craftsman of Khanderai, a remote village in the interiors of Kutch, Gujarat. Having taken to the handloom in legacy from his father Kanjibhai, Rameshbhai unflinchingly boasts of how he continues to not to be lured by powerloom. He says, "powerloom mein paisa hai pan mazaa nahi aata' (Money is easy in power loom but there is no satisfaction). Indian Artizans works closely with Rameshbhai and his family of weavers who not just create the most fascinating shawls but also the most amazing blankets, yoga mats, and carpets. This Indian artisan is especially known for the most exquisite and genuine 'kala cotton' sarees.