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The Foundation

Vimor was started in 1974 by Mrs. Chimy Nanjappa and Pavithra Muddaya. Since inception Vimor has dedicated itself to reviving and documenting traditional handloom saree motifs, techniques and their oral history. In the past 45 years, Vimor has had tremendous success in training several weavers to produce traditional marketable sarees. A weaver was given hand-holding support through mentorship, designs, colour aesthetics, financial credit and also the strength to grow. As planned, thus s/he was able to move from a weaver to master weaver and; be able to produce more sarees and gradually become an entrepreneur, independent of Vimor.


To further strengthen Vimor’s efforts in conserving our heritage and impacting livelihoods. Vimor Handloom Foundation provides and academic and institutional dimension to Vimor’s objectives through the Living Museum, skill development, employment generation, research and documentation, advocacy and publishing.

Our Verticals

The Vimor Museum of Living Textiles

  • Textile Tourism
  • Conducting Workshops
  • Spaces for Interaction

Hands to empower

  • Skill People in Handlooms and Handicrafts
  • Sustainable Employment
  • Dignified Life

Design Lab

  • Digital designs
  • Product designs
  • Weaving experiments

Research, Document & Innovate

  • Conserve Our Heritage
  • Document Design Stories
  • Earth Friendly Products


  • Bridging the gap between the ground and the government policy
  • Capacitate the building of a weavers collective
  • Dissemination of information to the community in a simplified language

Publishing & Media

  • Publishing books
  • Short Films
  • Digital Archives


Pavithra Muddaya

Vipra Muddaya




Rashid AP

Chief Operating Officer

N Nagaraj

Office Assistant