Abolishing Handloom, Handicraft Boards during COVID-19 crisis is hasty move, reflecting govt's neglect of sectors

The government should be supporting a traditional and informal sector that supports poorer sections across the country.

Reviving the Trinjan

An effort to empower rural women and reimagine their agency through revival of art and craft of weaving in Punjab

સંઘણી: કચ્છી હાથવણાટની ઉઘડતી ક્ષિતિજો - ચાવીરૂપ તારણો અને વિશ્લેષણ (in Gujarati)

કચ્છના વણકર સમુદાયની જીવન અને આજીવિકામાં રૂપાંતરના બહુવિધ પરિમાણો થઈ રહ્યા છે

Sandhani - Weaving Transformations in Kachchh, India: Key Findings and Analysis

The multiple dimensions of transformation taking place in the lives and livelihoods of the weaver community of Kachchh (Gujarat).

Kuruba shepherds lose their security blanket

In some villages, women have formed ‘self-help-groups’ to collectively try and generate better incomes from Deccani wool.

Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead

Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related weather vagaries...

Weaving Transformations

In weaving carpets on a handloom is constant thought, innovation, passion, satisfaction, and dedication going into it, as well as freedom, ...

चिराला के हथकरघे (in Hindi)

चिराला, हथकरघा की हस्तकला और कारीगरी के लिए प्रसिद्ध है। यहां की रेशम, जरी वाली साड़ी, विशेषकर पट्टूबादी साड़ी की ख्याति है।

A lost desi cotton heritage

Government needs to diversify the seed availability, regulate illegal seeds and tighten laws so farmers have a real choice, not a Hobson’s one.

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