As the world observes National Handloom Day today, the weavers need more than just awards and felicitations. They need economic support. They need patronage in terms of market and skill development training.
A Jugalbandi: Painters paint houses of weavers with the intricate Sambalpuri cloth designs in Sambalpur Kardola village
OTV came up with the many such families of Petupali village under Sohela block of Bargarh district where the pandemic crisis has broken the backbone of the traditional weavers.
Many weaver families reside in Cuttack’s Nuapatna and Maniabandha. When one enters the village, you enter their world of handlooms and threads. These threads & fabrics tie these villagers together in an age old vocation.
Bhubaneswar: The nationwide lockdown has severely affected livelihood of thousands of weavers across Odisha. These handloom workers, who have worked at the looms for generations to eke out a living, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown as their economic activities have come to a standstill. While they are not getting raw material to […]