Pokaraan Arts is based in Pokaraan, a small village in the Thar Desert, the largest desert in India.
It was established as a social initiative focusing on the traditional weavers from the Meghwal community. The Meghwal community is believed to be descendents of Rishi Megh, a saint who had the power to bring rain from the clouds (called Megh in Hindi) through his prayer. In the parched desert where the village lies, it is easy to understand why a sage who brought rain would be highly revered. The Meghwal men have been traditional weavers while the women help with pre-weaving preparatory activities and surface embellishments such as embroidery.
Purukal Stree Shakti