Mr. Rajsoni dreamt of working towards reviving the dying culture of handmade products and wanted to celebrate centuries-old crafts within its folds. He believed that , enabling the artisans to reach new markets, and providing them with repeat orders, will help make craft a lucrative work option. There is a huge gap in the market for artisans to fill. So, this initiative could save a dying art and cater to a global audience at the same time.

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Mahesh Raj Soni

Founder / Chief Artist

State award 1984-85

Award is given by the State Govt. to celebrate excellency of the Craftsman Shri Mahesh rajsoni received this award at the age of 30 by the Chief by Minister of Rajasthan Shri Shiv charan Mathur.

National award 2005-2006

Received the award from Pratibha Devi Singh Patil (President of india) for Excellency in Thewa art. This award is given to recognize a person who have made special contribution in the field of Art, Profession, Business persons of India.

International Mastercraftsman Award SriLanka 2011

This award was given to the master craftsman who have showcased their art work in Sri lanka. In Fair organized by National Crafts council of Sri lanka in collaboration with high commission of india and Sri lanka.

SAITEX & Africa's Big seven Fair award 15th July 2012

This award was given to the master craftsman who have showcased their art work in South africa’s Big seven fair. This Fair was organized by National Crafts council of South Aftrica in collaboration with Office of Development commission (Handicrafts).

Padmashri Award 2015

Award is given to citizens of India in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social service and public affairs. This award is a type of National Civilian distinguishment Award and is given by President of India Every year on Republic day.

Rajasthan Gaurav award 2017

Rajasthan Gaurav awards were presented to various personalities who have been doing work in different fields for human welfare and society nationality as well internationally. It is a matter of pride that Shri Mahesh Rajsoni President of Rajasthan thewa kala sansthan was also honored. He received Rajasthan Gaurav award given by "Sanskriti Yuva Sansthan" 16th Dec for his excellent work in thewa art and supporting handicraft artist in Rajasthan Mr. Rajsoni after receiving the award acknowledged it saying that this award is of Thewa kala Team.

Bharat Gaurav Award 2018

Award is given to recognize Indians who have made a social contribution to the community, the award ceremony takes place in British Parliament, London. Few art pieces of Thewa from 1760 are still present there in museum of london which were gifted by Maharaj Dalpat Singh of Pratapgarh to Queen Victoria.

District icon Pratapgarh, (Raj) 2018

Government of Rajasthan in 2018 for the first time initiated to bring awareness among the childrens in the state for the importance of Voting rights. for this purpose from each district a famous personality was choosen to represent the initiative taken by Government of Rajasthan.

Being an Engineering graduate, Kalpesh Raj Soni was involved in his tech startup but has left everything and dedicated himself to carrying forward his father’s legacy and become a revivalist for this year’s old heritage art. He has been looking after designing as well as the technology part of Thewastore.

Kalpesh Raj Soni is also handling the PR and digital marketing of Thewastore so the art can reach out to a wider audience and finds its presence in regions outside Rajasthan.


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