Nita Ambani, the Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, has been actively involved in the promotion of Indian art and culture for many years. Recently, at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai, artists Ramji and Mohammed Haroon showcased the exquisite art of Banarasi weaving.
The SWADESH exhibition, organized by Reliance Foundation, provides a platform for artists dedicated to preserving India’s rich cultural heritage to directly engage with visitors. It offers a remarkable opportunity for visitors to witness these talented artists in action, creating a sublime experience. Nita Ambani personally met with the SWADESH artists, including Ramji and Mohammed Haroon, expressing deep appreciation for their artistic talent and contribution to the arts.
The SWADESH exhibition by Reliance Foundation features an immersive experience zone where visitors embark on a unique journey, witnessing and interacting with expert artisans skilled in renowned traditional art forms. From Pichwai, Tanjore, and Pattachitra paintings to exquisite weaves from Patola, Venkatgiri, Benaras, Paithan, and Kashmir, and the intricate Blue Pottery from Jaipur, visitors have the opportunity to observe and engage with craftsmen and women at work.
The craftsmen, using traditional looms to create carpets and sarees, and employing vegetable inks and needles for their paintings, interact with the audience, providing an unparalleled experience that combines craftsmanship with performing arts.
Since its opening, the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre has garnered appreciation from visitors for its diverse offerings. The SWADESH experience zone recreates the ambience of a traditional artists’ space, with exquisitely designed stalls where the Cultural Centre audience can not only witness the mastery of skilled artisans but also purchase their remarkable works.
The SWADESH exhibition at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre continues to celebrate and elevate the allure of traditional crafts, providing a platform for artisans to thrive and ensuring the preservation of India’s artistic heritage.