Getting ready to host 3rd Batch

12/10/201 Young weavers from Bhuj and Gondal (Gujarat), Badmer (Rajasthan), Kajdoh (Chattishgarh) and Maheshwar (Madhya Pradesh) will be part of the cohort constituting 3rd Batch of The Handloom School starting 16th December. These talented young weavers will stay and learn together at The Handloom School for a period of 5.5 months. It will be an […]

Gaurav Kumar

Father’s Name: Vijayram . Age: 25 Years. Native Place: Nawada, Bihar Education qualification: 10th Fibres: Silk, Cotton and Tussar Earning from weaving: Rs. 10,000 per month Gaurav comes from a weaving family and has been weaving for the past six years. He majorly weaves in silk. He weaves running materials and dupattas. He weaves for […]

Arun Vankar

Father’s Name: Meghji Vankar Age: 19 Years. Native Place: Bhuj, Gujarat Education qualification: B.A. 2nd Year Fibres: Wool and Acrylic Earnings from weaving: Rs. 5,500 per month. Arun’s interest in weaving got a boost when he learnt that his father had won a National Award for making shawal in the year 1995. Arun’s father is his […]

First Batch Students Video

First batch of The Handloom School completed their classroom program on 7th April 2015. A short video reflecting their experience in The Handloom School campus is presented here.    

Vankar Vinod

Father’s Name: Bhanjibhai. Age: 24 Years.  Native Place: Bhuj, Gujarat Education: 8th Fibres: Cotton Wool and Acrylic Added Value: Reed and Heald Filling, Extra Weft Design Mother tounge: Gujarati Sponsoring Organization: Khamir Vinod belongs to a traditional weaving family.  He left his studies after the 8th standard, and learned weaving at 19.  He is now […]

Vankar Lalji Karman

Father’s Name: Vankar Karman. Age: 28 Years. Native Place: Bhuj, Rajasthan Education level: 11th Fibres: Wool and Acrylic Added Value Skills: Reed and Heald Filling. Booti Sponsoring Organization: Khamir Lalji is from a traditional weaving family. He started weaving at the age of 19, taught by his father. His speciality: woolen textiles. His wife supports him in weaving activities. At The Handloom […]

Suresh Yadav

Father’s Name: Babau Yadav. Age: 22 Years. Native Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Education level: Did not study in school Fibres: Silk, Cotton and Tussar Added Value Skills: Jacquard Sponsoring Organization: Loom to Luxury

Saruparam Jaipal

Father’s Name: Bechararam Jaipal.  Age:31 years. Native Place: Jalore, Rajasthan. Education level: 8th Pass Fibres: Cotton and Wool Added Value Skills: Hand Inserted designs Sponsoring Organization: RangaSutra   When Sarup was in the Eighth Standard, his father, the only earning member of the family, fell ill.  Sarup left his studies and became the first weaver in his family, taught […]

Rushi Mohanto

Father’s Name: Kapileshwar Mohanto. Age: 22 years.  Native Place, Koraput, Odisha Education level: 10th Pass Fibres: Tussar Added Value Skills: Jorni, Reed Heald Filling Exhibition Experience: 5 years Sponsoring Organization: Paramparik Karigar   Rushi is from a traditional weaving family of Koraput. He learned weaving from his father at the age of twelve. He has participated in different exhibitions over the past 5 […]

Mohammad Rameez

Father’s Name: Mohammad Taufiq  Age:21, Native Place: Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh Education level: 10th Class Fibres: Silk (100 and 120 count) Special Skills: Marketing   Rameez belongs to a traditional weaving family of Chanderi and learned weaving from his father. His father and young brother weave regularly on their two household looms. Rameez sometimes weaves; but is mostly busy with marketing of the products. He is an […]