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April 1, 2020

Mishing women practice social distancing by solo weaving

Women of Mishing tribe, who weave traditional clothes in groups at a community center, now weave alone at home, practicing social distancing to check the spread of coronavirus

March 30, 2020

सालभर बीहू के इंतज़ार में सामूहिक बुनाई करने वाली मिशिंग महिलाएं अब अकेले कर रहीं बुनाई

आमतौर पर सामुदायिक केंद्र में, समूहों में पारम्परिक कपड़े बुनने वाली मीशिंग जनजाति की महिलाएं, अब घर पर ही अकेले बुनाई करती हैं, ताकि सोशल डिस्टैन्सिंग के माध्यम से कोरोना वायरस के प्रसार को रोका जा सके

December 15, 2017
Technology has helped Mising women turn traditional weaving skills into a viable livelihood. (Photo by Abdul Hamid)

Mising weavers intertwine technology with traditional skills

Living in flood-prone areas of Assam with no alternate sustenance options, women of Mising tribal community have upgraded their traditional handloom weaving skills, and have adapted to market needs for a lucrative livelihood