Tree PeopleHomeShopBookstorePaper BoatStudioContact Us

  gurpreet sidhu : the soul proprietor     sunny : the man with the silver shirt
chery : the counsellor with blue spectacles   orijit : bringin chaos to an orderly world.   meeta : the mistress of dyes
simran : the girl with the far-away eyes. nicky : crafting magic from the images of streets.   Dharmender : the kite paper man  
  annie : the mastermind   ajmal : the original t-shirt painter. salil : have wheels, will travel.
  manohar : the jharkhandi tantric.     rajuji : bringing order to a chaotic world.
sutanu : paradise eye-catcher. raghunath : rangrez   arpana : the gazelle who runs up and down.  
ritu : the flexible backbone.   govind : master craftsman of the people tree.   shakeel : taking theatre to the streets.
  shahid : all he touches turns gold.   dabu : batik, blues and booze.  
rajkumar : jhooth kahe ko bole ?   sonia : the smiling queen of crochette. arjun : would like to get lost. chetan : living life on the edge.

Raghunathraghunath nama

Chaubundi is a traditional print design from rajasthan.

Raghunath Nama, belonging to a family of traditional Chippa hand block printers, is a creating an institution (...called Chaubundi) to sustain his craft for the future. He lives with his family and community in a village called Kaladera. The whole family participates in the process of creating and producing dyed and printed textiles.

Working in kaladera at Chaubundi Studio is an experience in itself. All experiments are adopted whole heartedly. Raghunath never says no to new ideas ... and one is welcomed (almost engulfed !) into his large family.

Therefore the output itself is not the whole, it is only a part of the process of creating the magic that is natural dyeing and printing and it becomes a permanent part of one's psyche. One becomes an addict.

Chaubundi and People Tree are twin souls.

- Sunny and Gurpreet