Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Silent handloom revolution in Baksa villages of Assam
Silent handloom revolution in Baksa villages of Assam
14
Jun '11
A silent handloom textile revolution is in the making, thanks to the villagers of Baksa district in Assam. More than 50 families in few villages belonging to the district are weaving fabrics for Bakhoo and half keera, traditional wear of Bhutanese men and women, respectively. These families are also weaving fabrics for gamosa, dakhana and arnai.

In these remote villages, each household has handloom sets varying from five to twenty. Everyone in the family, from young to old, is adept at weaving. These families even hire weavers who seriously involve themselves in creating fabric.

While the local people supply the necessary yarn, the finished products are sold in Thimpu, Samdrupdzonkhar, Gelephu, and other cities of Bhutan.

Being in a very remote area, the cottage industry in the villages of Hirimbapur, Nanke Daranga, Parkijuli, and Sashipur has not received any help from the government, says Latashri Jwhwlao and Mohini Swargiary, President and Secretary, respectively of Hirimbapur Danai Lunai Samabay Samiti (HDLSS).

They say that the cottage industry of Hirimbapur uses traditional handloom equipments and is registered with the Sericulture Department of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

In spite of indifferent attitude of the government, these weavers are hoping to become as popular as Sualkuchi, the garment town of Assam famous for muga and paat garments.

According to Satish Jwhwlao, a leading social worker of the area, the idea of starting a weaving industry was the brainchild of Mohini Swargiary, the present Secretary of HDLSS. The industry was started when there was no alternative occupation for the local people, who are now inspired to take their cottage industry to the level of Sualkuchi.

Mr. Jwhwlao added that at times, it becomes difficult for the weavers to meet the increasing demand for garments, owing to lack of drum, bobbin machine, jacker, and other modern equipments. However, the weavers are expected to soon get these equipments from Baksa Hastatat Unnayan Samiti, an NGO.

HDLSS has submitted a project for development of garment weaving and have received encouragement from Sansuma Khungur Bwisumuthiary, Lok Sabha MP and Banamali Boro, EM, Handloom and Textile, BTC.

Besides at local places like Baganpara, Kikrajhar, Mushalpur, Subankhata, and Tamulpur, the HDLSS has also participated in a number of handloom expos at Delhi and Mumbai. It has also participated in handloom expos held in Phunsilling and Thimpu.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

ITC, ICS tie up to help Moroccan textile value chain

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2018

ITC, ICS tie up to help Moroccan textile value chain

The International Trade Centre (ITC) has partnered with ICS, which...

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Apr 2018

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

Bangladesh garment manufacturers want a ‘commensurate adjustment’ by...

Pak ministry proposes extension to PM package for 2018-19

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2018

Pak ministry proposes extension to PM package for 2018-19

Pakistani textile ministry has reportedly proposed extending the...

Interviews View All

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

'One nation, one tax' is a great concept

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search