About the Artist

Meeta Mastani (formerly Meeta Sandeep) is an internationally known print/dye artist, design specialist and community development advocate. For the last 25 years, Meeta has worked at the intersection of sustainable development, culture, craft, design, arts and retail, helping to generate livelihoods for marginalized individuals and communities.

Since graduating from Delhi University, Meeta has researched and worked intensively in the Indian crafts scene. She works with artisans across India in the areas of printed textiles, weaving, embroidery, folk art, leather work, wood work, pottery and metal work, serving on the boards of several craft and development organizations. Since co-founding Bindaas Unlimited, a sustainable, fair trade textile and craft business, she has focused on reinterpreting traditional craft and art for urban and international markets.

As one of the founders of a craft-centered development initiative, she has lived in rural Rajasthan where she has created contemporary block prints on textiles and T-shirts with ancient printer communities, reviving and expanding the natural dye traditions and creating new designs and techniques. An example of her work was recently displayed at the exhibition, 'The Fabric of India' at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Resources + Media Mentions

  • Watch the highlights video from Meeta Mastani's residency by clicking here!
  • Meeta and her students recently collaborated with Li Chiao-Ping Dance for a piece in Weight of Things. Read a review here.
  • Read Meaningful Patterns, an interview with Meeta Mastani and Meghana Jain Singh, courtesy of The Capital City Hues.
  • View photos from Sarah K Khan's visit, as well as other events during Meeta's residency by clicking here. Photos: Aliza Rand/Aaron Granat
  • Arts Institute photographer Aliza Rand captured "Food and Color: Creating Images with Henna" - click here to view the photo album.
  • View photos from Meeta Mastani's Food and Color: Creating Images with Henna event, courtesy of The Cap Times.
  • Meeta Mastani's fabrics are available for purchase online.

Photo by Imran Philmi