The UT prison — Auro model project collaboration helps inmates earn a livelihood by training them in crafts & selling products in markets in India and abroad 

It’s the usual dusk hour scene along Puducherry’s promenade, streets bustling with tourists, waves crashing to the sound of music and vendors busy stacking products. While some follow the aroma of hot coffee and head towards quaint little cafes, others go in search of pretty, little souvenirs in the roadside shops. Amidst all the cute stores, a sea-facing and aesthetically pleasing ‘Aura’ stands out. The highlight of Aura Experience Store is definitely its products but the story behind the making of some of them will leave you in awe.

Cut to Puducherry central prison. A few inmates are engrossed in handcrafting and other art works. A few are assisted, while others give an impression of being professionals. From colourful wall decors and stitched garments to classic wooden tea trays and handbags — they hand-craft everything.

As part of an initiative by Puducherry prison authorities in association with Sri Aurobindo Society (SAS) to impart life skills under the Auro model prison project, the inmates here have been putting together multiple handmade items for the past one-and-a-half years.

 

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Showpiece Handmade Wooden Sculpture - Miniature Baby Walker
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SKU: SAY13

PRODUCT TYPE: Wooden Baby Walker

Miniature wooden craft to remind us of the traditional toys for babies. A product made by a prisoner as a Second Chance Prisoners Reformation Social programme, to give a new dimension to live life with dignity, when released from their...

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Warli Handpainted Photo Frame
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SKU: SAY25

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Embrace the captivating charm of this Warli painting framed beautifully, Handpainted by the intimates of Prison of Pondicherry as a second chance to lead a better life once they are out of Prison. . You might keep it beside your bed or...

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Handmade Epoxy Resin Tea Coaster Square Shape
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SKU: SRJ47

PRODUCT TYPE: Tea Coaster

Epoxy Resin Wood Tea Coaster is a excellent gift for your friends and family which are Eco friendly  handicraft  3.8" x 3.8"  Square Shape Details of Products Item code: SRJ47 Shape: ‎Square Weight: 40 g Material: Resin Wash Care: Only Dry Clean  Product Dimensions: ‎H9 1/2...

₹ 300.00
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Handicrafts Square Shape Yellow Tea Coaster
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Handmade 3.8" x 3.8" wood resin coasters are environmentally friendly, making them the perfect gift for your friends and family. Details of Products Item code: SRJ47 Shape: ‎Square Weight: 40 g Material: Resin Wash Care: Only Dry Clean  Product Dimensions: ‎H9 1/2...

₹ 300.00
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Handmade Wooden Lord Shiva Lingam Sculpture Showpiece
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SKU: SAY12

PRODUCT TYPE: Wooden Shiva Linga

Handmade Wooden Miniature showpiece Shiva Lingam sculptured on wood to restore the culture of traditional crafts. These art work has been done by an inmate of Pondicherry prison as part of the prison reformation project - 'Second Chance'   Details of the Product...

₹ 60.00
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Handcrafted Miniature Wooden Veena  Showpiece
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SKU: SRJ34

PRODUCT TYPE: Wooden Veena

Intricately sculpted miniature wooden veena is a work of art, replete with strings, knobs and fine details. This product has been produced by the not so fortunate members of Pondicherry prison who are under the Prisoner Reformation project/ programme called...

₹ 870.00
₹ 870.00
Handpainted Tea  Coaster Square Set of 2
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SKU: SRJ14

PRODUCT TYPE: Tea Coaster Set

Hand Painted Butterfly Round Wooden Coaster made by the intimates of Prison as a second chance to lead a better life once they are out of Prison. Details of Product Item code : SRJ14 Shape: ‎Square Product Dimensions: ‎H9 cm X...

₹ 450.00
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Handpainted Butterfly Round Coaster Set of 2
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Hand Painted Butterfly Round Wooden Coaster made by the intimates of Prison as a second chance to lead a better life once they are out of Prison.  Details of the Product: Item Code: SRJ14 Shape: Round Product Care Instructions: Use a soft,...

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₹ 450.00
Hand Painted Tribal Art Round Wooden Coaster
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SKU: SRJ22

PRODUCT TYPE: Tea Coaster

Hand Painted Round Wooden Tribal Coaster made by the intimates of Prison as a second chance to lead a better life once they are out of Prison.  Details of the Product: Item code: SRJ22 Shape: ‎Round Wash Care: Use a soft, dry...

₹ 300.00
₹ 300.00
Eco Friendly Hand Painted  Wooden Coaster
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SKU: SRJ22

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Eco Friendly Wooden Hand Painted Tea Coaster help protect countertops, tabletops, dining table, kitchen surfaces from heat damages. These art work has been done by an intimate of Pondicherry prison as part of the prison reformation project - 'Second Chance' Details of the Product:...

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Hand Painted Wooden Tea Coaster - Set of 2
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SKU: SRJ33

PRODUCT TYPE: Tea Coaster Set

Hand Painted Wooden Tea Coaster is a trendy luxury to enhance as a serving tool. The  beauty of this handpainted wooden plate is that it is made by an intimate from  Pondicherry prisoner to inculcate creativity in his life once he come out...

₹ 600.00
₹ 600.00
Multicolor Round Wooden Handpainted Plate
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SKU: SRJ30

PRODUCT TYPE: Handpainted Wooden Plate

Multicolor Round Handpainted Wooden Plate enhance your dinning room and living room. It has been made by an intimate from  Pondicherry prisoner to inculcate creativity in his life once he comes out from the prison as a second chance a...

₹ 900.00
₹ 900.00
Handmade Wooden Miniature Guitar - Showpiece
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SKU: SAY11

PRODUCT TYPE: Wooden Guitar

Wooden Miniature Guitar showpiece made by hand on wood is a support to restore the traditional crafts of India. These art work has been done by an inmate of Pondicherry prison as part of the prison reformation project - 'Second Chance' Details of...

₹ 50.00
₹ 50.00
Eco Friendly Square Shape Tea Coaster Table Resin
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SKU: SRJ47

PRODUCT TYPE: Tea Coaster

Handmade wood and resin coasters sustainably handcrafted, durable  3.8" x 3.8" wood coaster, a perfect gift that will last decades. Details of product Item code: SRJ47 Shape: ‎Square Material: Resin Wash Instructions: Only Dry Clean Product Dimensions: ‎H9 1/2 cm X L9 1/2 cm...

₹ 300.00
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