Tilonia, a small village in the desert regions of Rajasthan, India, is home of theBarefoot 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.
Appliqué is an ancient technique of creating beautiful and decorative items with cut pieces of fabric. Pieced and appliquéd household items are sewn by women for their dowries. Each region in India has its own particular aesthetic.