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Dastkar Ranthambore, Ranthambore Overview

Dastkar Ranthambore is an initiation founded to resettle the people who were made to relocate after the Ranthambore National Park was established. This non-profit organisation helps these communities to create a source of income by reviving local art and crafts like pottery, leather artefacts, tie & dye, block-printing, patchwork etc. by providing necessary training and helping them reach the world market. You may visit Dastkar Ranthambore for colourful handicrafts, toys, stylish accessories such as scarves, kurtas, pouches, bags and home furnishings including bed-sheets, table linen, cushions and quilts.

Specializing in the use of patchwork, block printing and recycled fabric in innovative manners, artisans incorporate intricate patterns based on components of nature in order to create awareness of endangered species in the region. Particular attention is paid to making tiger patterns evident, as a reference to the significance of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. One may also observe a recently inaugurated effluent treatment plant and solar power generating system, which display a step towards sustainable management of resources while promoting local skill and active involvement in the same. Visit the official Dastkar Ranthambore website for more information and access to its online shopping portal.

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History of Dastkar Ranthambore

Dastkar Ranthambore is a tie up between Dastkar and the Ranthambore Foundation that was founded in 1989. The purpose of the initiative was to create income generation opportunities for communities in the Sawai Madhopur area of Rajasthan, who were displaced and left devoid of basic resources when Ranthambore National Park was built. The organization focuses on empowering women by providing employment in particular.

How To Reach Dastkar Ranthambore

Dastkar Ranthambore’s headquarters is located at Dastkari Kendra. Village Kuthalpura Maliyan. Sherpur Khilchipur PO., Rajasthan 322001. At a mere distance of 8 kilometres from Ranthambore, one can travel to Dastar Ranthambore by taxi, or other transport of choice such as scooter or bike via the MDR111 route.

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