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Archive for February 2017

Story of A’chik Weaving

The first thing that catches our eye in the weaver’s home is the wooden loom in the courtyard veranda. Weaving or Bara Dokka, as A’chik or Garos call it, is a traditional handicraft skill passed down from one generation to another. Men too have been known to learn weaving. Some do it as a hobby but most weavers see weaving as…

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Kharkutta is a small village in the North Garo Hills of Meghalaya. On the border of Assam and Meghalaya, Kharkutta is a great mix of Garo, Assamese, Rabha and Bodo cultures. It gets big wild rains and thunderous winds and all around us are vast forests and pretty streams. The exuberance of nature and the simplicity of…

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The Bumbum Movement!

Our designs are cut and stitched by Garo women born and brought up in these villages around us. They are encouraged to participate in creative discussions like design aesthetics, construction technique and pattern-making. Bumbum is where these ladies, who are primarily home-makers, make time for themselves. When they first join us, our seamstresses come with raw passion, irrespective…

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