About Us

About Sampoorn

They say the culture and history of a place are best represented in its arts. And it is undeniably true. But in the present times, more than often, due to the change in times, circumstances and preferences, most art forms and craft forms are lost and become history and with them, we lose a part of our culture too. This makes preservation of our ancient and indigenous arts and crafts, a task of extreme importance.

And this is exactly what Sampoorn is trying to do. To revive arts and crafts close to being lost and rescue them from reaching oblivion.

Sampoorn was established in the year 2000 in the city of Bengaluru, India and registered in 2006 as a society. It is a Non-Government Organization and a Non-Profit Organization registered with the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) - Ministry Of Textiles, Government of India. It was formed with an exclusive goal – to encourage Indian arts and handicrafts from all over the country, especially the rural and tribal art forms and to preserve and promote them to the urban markets.

Sampoorn is also involved in areas of art and craft documentation, design and product development, marketing, training of artisans and up-gradation of their skills, tools, and technology without removing the intrinsic charm of the arts and crafts.

The society is in process of collecting and circulating information about the various art forms that span across the country, from the deserts of Rajasthan to the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh and from the southern coasts of Tamil Nadu to the northernmost Himalayan states. In addition to this, we also promote from regions that once were politically associated with India like Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Art truly has no boundaries.

With a committee of people genuinely focused and dedicated about reviving and preserving our arts and crafts and with more than 700 crafts-person and artisans registered, Sampoorn is among the largest and trusted such societies in India.

Sampoorn hosts events under the name of “The Weavers”, “Vastrabhushana”, “Santhe – Back To Nature”, “Native Bazaar” and “Creator’s Market” in various metropolitan cities of India like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Coimbatore, etc and create a bridge between the modern art lovers and artisans