WomenWeave

Under the leadership of Sally Holkar and Hemendra Sharma, the incomparable WomenWeave continues to grow in all the right ways. It was a privilege to photograph (and video) the women working on WW’s finely handwoven khadi and silk textiles. The technical skills and artistry that go into the production of each fabric are a rich cultural heritage in need of conservation, and thankfully WW is doing just that. The women I photographed were all proud of their work and told me how much they appreciated working with WW. Few economic opportunities exist for women in rural India, and these women are fortunate to have skilled, dignified, paid work. Young people are now recognizing the potential of handloom fabrics in the global market, and the next generation of weavers is on its way…