Tilonia - Artisans of India

More than 1000 rural artisans earn a living from the production of Tilonia® and Avani handcrafted products.

Managing an Online Enterprise

Since 2003, in partnership with the US-based, Friends of Tilonia, Inc., the Barefoot College has operated this online enterprise for the sale and marketing of the Tilonia® product line of handcrafted, artisan- produced home textiles, womenʼs accessories and gifts.

Artisans earn supplemental income through sewing, needlework, embroidery, tie-dying, block printing and weaving. Designs and production methods draw on Indian craft traditions that are centuries old – but create modern opportunities for these rural women.

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Friends of Tilonia represents:

Avani
Colectivo 1050º
El Camino de Los Altos
Flor de Xochistlahuaca
ROPE
Studio Xaquixe
Tilonia® Home Collection
Women Weave



Tilonia
The Barefoot College

The Barefoot College

Tilonia, a small village in Rajasthan, India is the home of the Barefoot College. Since 1972, the College has worked to improve the lives of the rural poor by addressing basic needs for water, electricity, housing, health, education and income. Today, women from more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America have been trained by the College to solar electrify their own communities.

Tilonia Home: Queen Quilt - Mod Mum & Centipede Stripe in Plum

Tilonia Home: Queen Quilt - Mod Mum & Centipede Stripe in Plum

Jaipuri "razai" are wonderfully light, but delightfully warm quilts designed for the swings in Rajasthan desert temperatures from blistering day to chilly nights. Block printing on 100% cotton voile fabric with finely combed cotton filling. Mod Mum pattern reverses to Centipede Stripe pattern.

90" x 90"
AZO free dyes
Dry cleaning recommended

Price: $259.95Sale price: $219.95

BlockQuilt90MMP


Friends of Tilonia

Tilonia® is a mission-driven enterprise building the business capacity and entrepreneurial skills of artisan enterprises in rural India. It is a joint initiative of the Barefoot College and Friends of Tilonia, Inc.

Friends of Tilonia, Inc. is a US non-profit organization which helps to support the rural development programs of the Barefoot College and its charitable affiliates.

Please help us create income opportunities for women and provide education for girls.



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