Wednesday, April 6, 2011

weaving dreams:sualkuchi, assam

sualkuchi: the silk village: weaving mekhala chadars, guwahati, assam
the very helpful owner of a mekhala chadar shop@sualkuchi, guwahati
beautiful selection of the patt silk (mulberry) mekhala chadars

looms for mkhala chadar: the two piece sari worn by the local women 



punched designs


traditionally only women wove the sari....but now both men and women are involved in the production


spinning the thread while watching t.v. :)


traditional peddle looms



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