Handloom in Benares

Only a few handlooms are operational and it’s a dying tradition. Weavers are paid a pittance and the younger generation is moving to other professions, some even becoming cart pullers and porters. 

I visited a presidential award winning weaver and since I am self-taught, I look forward to learning more about this dying art. I will be working closely with him to create my own customised handloom textile that will go into making an exclusive Anand Prakash product with a touch of Benares.

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