Hansiba: The person who grew cotton in her own field, hand spun it, got it woven, hand dyed the cloth, and embroidered 16 different kinds of stitches.
This is our “Hansiba” museum’s embodiment. The women treasure their family heirlooms; the skirt that belonged to her great grandmother, or the blouse embroidered by an aunt who was renowned for the fineness of her stitches. Yet life and life-styles are changing--educated young girls get office jobs that demand urban clothing. So the women decided to build a museum and named it after Hansiba, one of the oldest craftswomen at SEWA.