S1 E9 - Know your Assam Silks

Episode 9 : “Know your Assam Silks“

“Assamese women weave dreams on their looms,” said Mahatma Gandhi during his first visit to Assam in 1921. Cut to today, a century later & this still holds true!

अबnoरmal proudly presents “Touring Talkies”
Season 1 “Kanyakumari se Kashmir tak - Ek Sari-torial Safar”.

This weekend our Sari-torial Safar takes us on on a journey to Assam ; a state that practically has a loom in every home & where traditionally the women weave for their families & themselves. A state known for its silks, tea & Kaziranga, Assam’s humid climatic conditions is conducive to sericulture making it India’s 3rd largest producer of Silk. Home to Muga, Eri, Paat silks & to Sualkuchi the “Manchester of the East” Assam is indeed the Land of Silks.

Our Guest Speaker today is Jonali Saikia Khashnabish founder of Heeya Social Enterprise & Managing Trustee of Heartcrafted Foundation as also a livelihood consultant with a focus on women’s livelihoods.

Hear Jonali hold forth on
the silks of Assam & the typical motifs one sees in Assamese weaves.

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