A three hundred year old 'dyeing' occupation
Updated: Feb 1, 2019
Every time I am back in India, working with my 'karigars', I hear the same noise.
The landscape has changed, costs have risen, marketplace has evolved yet the cries are in same old tune. The artisanal work is on a decline. Less and less workers are now showing up on their old jobs, sitting under a ' khaat' and sewing needle to needle, inch by inch.
They look into my eyes and the question gets bigger every time.
I look back at them, unable to put a fake smile, rest my hand on their shoulder and move on.
Is it really a time to move on or make some changes ?