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Keeping a 1,300-year-old art form alive

Here’s the story of Arati Hiremath, Founder of Artikrafts, who is empowering women artisans and working to keep Kasuti embroidery alive for the last 30 years. Arati received a pleasant surprise on Budget Day. She realised that the red silk saree worn by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was a product of her venture Artikrafts—a handicrafts company based in Dharwad, Karnataka, focused on Kasuti embroidery.


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