Our skilled artisans used knit and crochet, a few techniques that they perfected for their families as a hobby. For generations, their talent was looked upon as only self-serving until they were trained to up-skill. Taught to weave throw blankets, pillows, that too with an aesthetic that was foreign to them, seemed like a challenge they were keen to take up. Their environment was conducive to acquiring great raw materials which gave them the added advantage in the high altitudes of Uttrakhand.
We here, at Craft and Kar enjoy giving them designs that challenge them and jog their creativity. We also enjoy hearing their stories and empowering them to expand their capabilities and acquire more skills. Their enthusiasm and willingness to keep the craft alive inspires us to ensure that their workshops are active and evolving.