As a majority of the world’s population, women play decisive roles in managing and preserving biodiversity, water, land and other natural resources. The success of the Chipko movement in the seventies was seen as a major turning point for both gender and environmental activism and women were seen reclaiming the right to the environment and natural resources. Since then environmental issues have become a serious concern for women and the symbol of the flourishing tree—the tree of life—has been used widely by craftswomen across the country.

The Woman and the Tree
My Water
My Plants and Birds
Industry and Environmental Damage
Save the Tree!
Woman Embodying the Mahua Tree
Gau-Lakshmi: The Provider
Tipta Devi, Guardian of the Village Crossroads
The Guardian of Crops
Tree of Life