Anne Pinto-Rodrigues
Anne Pinto-Rodrigues is an independent writer.
March 9, 2020

बुनना भविष्य को, मीटर दर मीटर !

असम के बोडोलैंड के गाँवों में, जहाँ हर बोडो घर में एक करघा है, श्यामा ब्रह्मा बुनाई से ठीक-ठाक आय अर्जित करती हैं, और इस लुप्त होते इस पारंपरिक कौशल को अपनी बेटियों को सौंपने की कोशिश कर रही हैं

September 18, 2019
The craft of Kuthampully weavers in Kerala faces an uncertain future (Photo by Remya Padmadas)

Are handlooms in rural India only capable of weaving poverty?

We need to reflect why once handlooms wove joy, culture and incomes but today weave only poverty, unable to sustain livelihoods of people in our villages, except for a few outliers

June 24, 2019
The craft of Kuthampully weavers faces an uncertain future (Photo by Remya Padmadas)

Kuthampully weavers facing decline in Kerala

For centuries, they have created Kerala's classic off-white and gold sarees and veshtis. Now, low incomes, an ageing workforce, shifting demand and power looms are forcing changes in this traditional occupation

May 1, 2019
Revival of handloom has provided traditional weavers like Jaishree Habubhai of Adhoi village better livelihood (Photo by Ashish Kothari)

Traditional handloom weaves a comeback in Kachchh

The remarkable revival of traditional Kachchhi handloom by the vankar community could serve as a shining example of how India could tackle its severe livelihood, ecological and cultural crises