"Chanda Shroff is the first Indian laureate of the Rolex Awards. She is reviving the craft of Kutchi embroidery in order to revitalize the local economy.

Chand Shroff was chosen as a laureate for her plan to ensure the survival of an exquisite art form, at the same time creating a sustainable source of income for the women of Kutch, a corner of the Indian state of Gujarat. "

text courtesy of The Jakarta Post | photo courtesy Rolex Awards/Kirsten Holst

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The 2006 Rolex Awards



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