"Chanda Shroff is
the first Indian laureate of the Rolex Awards. She is reviving the
craft of Kutchi embroidery in order to revitalize the local economy.
Chand Shroff was chosen as a laureate for her plan to ensure the
survival of an exquisite art form, at the same time creating a
sustainable source of income for the women of Kutch, a corner of the
Indian state of Gujarat. "
text courtesy of The Jakarta Post | photo courtesy Rolex
The 2006 Rolex Awards