The Story of Our Jiva Kimono

Crafted at the Dhonk workshop in Ranthambore in Rajasthan, our Jiva Kimono offers multiple wearing options, with block printing details emphasising its relaxed styling and versatility.  A social enterprise and an arm of Ranthambore-based NGO Tiger Watch dedicated to saving the Tiger, Dhonk offers alternate livelihoods and skill training in the heartland of the tiger, Ranthambore. 

They work with the indigenous tribes which include the crucial ex-hunter's community to train them in the art of manual kashida embroidery and hand block printing which is Craftmark certified. 

Hand-stitched in small batches and block printed by hand using AZO-free dyes, each piece is individually crafted with attention to detail in the open air workshop in Ranthambore. Under the judicious supervision of master printer Gopalji and tailor Ikrambhai, your Kimono starts to take shape. 

Our shared mission of offering livelihoods to communities while preserving ancient crafting traditions and empowering women brought us together for this collaboration.