The co-operative consists of fifty three women folk artisans and weavers from the Khasi tribe. Here are six of the weavers that are going through the professional training program with the leader of the co-operative with her daugher who will eventually take over the sustainable enterprise. This silk weaving tradition and culture, producing fine silk fabric with traditional handlooms has gained acceptance and legitimisation across the region of the Ri-Bhoi, however, the weavers are still in need of a wider acceptence of their skill and craft that not only reveal that they are legitimate artisans, but also that their sustainable practices of using non-synthetic colouring and cottage industry that respects, trains and supports the workers needs to grow not only in the region, but globally. As this kind of practice is not only respecting and saving our precious enviroment, but it also is giving women the chance to create carefully crafted products that gives them a sense of dignity and pride.


  • Title: Khasi Weavers
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location: Udem, India
  • Type: Photograph
  • Photographer: Ebor Tariang

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