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  • Ahmad Ali, Age 50 Years (Now Sells Toys for Children)

    Ahmad Ali too once had 12-13 units but quit weaving and took up selling balloons at neighbourhood melas, when business started to fizzle out. His earnings are still erratic but does not know of other employment options. Family expenses are mostly met from his son’s earnings who is doing Zardozi work.

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  • Handloom Stories-1

    There are 43.31 lakh handloom workers in the country, out of which 36.33 workers stay in rural areas and 6.98 workers stay in urban areas. According to the Handloom Census 2009-10, handloom Industry in India employs over four million people in India. Handloom is the largest sector providing employment to people in India after the agricultural. Continue Reading

  • Pashmina & it’s magic

    Baragaon Weaves has been working with Pashmina weavers in the Kashmir valley since last April. We have, thus, been asked by many of our friends to give them a brief introduction to Pashmina and how it is woven.


    Pashmina comes from the Persian word

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