Varanasi is well known for HINDU religion and its world famous university."BANARASHINDUUNIVERSITY" people come here from all over
the world for spiritual knowledge and viewing temples. Varanasi is one of the
oldest ancient cities in the world. This place is worth visiting for spiritual knowledge and studying ancient culture.
Around 30 kilometers away from Varanasi there is one village
name KATASAR under district CHANDOLI. This village has population of around roughly 8000 major percentage live in poverty.
Average literacy level is about 20% in the village and
more than this percentage is semi literate or learnt only to sign. Agriculture being the main source of income is not enough
for survival. Some of them also have looms to weave they are mainly into the traditional silk sari manufacturing. This village
has about 60 handlooms and 50 families are associated with hand embroidery and beading work. 5-10 hand painters. This traditional
weaving could not attract as source of income for young generation as earning from weaving is not enough to maintain family.
Though these sari being one of the expensive taste for
rich and middle class yet the benefit does not go to the original weavers rather the mediators get the whole lot. Average
earning per family for weaving per day comes to roughly US$ 1.80. This earning is for 6 months a year rest of the year they
are ideal or depend on non skilled jobs that too depends.
Lack of interest of the local representative and Governments
to promote their products have largely resulted to immense unemployment in weaving sectors. Their major weaving is sarees.
Weaving of fabrics should not only mean the Sarees but fabric should be used for other prouducts like home furnishings, gents
and children garments, decoratives and others. Their traditional weaving and demand can be promoted only by
involving the participation of organized sectors or the fashion designiners who can procure and market their products.
Also these weavers need to be trained for weaving as per the International taste. Educational and training instititutions
to be set up so they weave for international market or at least for one billion population of india.
of mediators should be minimized as much as possible so the major share comes to the weaver. More the share more the interest
and more will opt this as employment*******.
This curtain size 105x275cms ( 42" x 109" ) is made of Silk Voile fabric manufactured in Benares. Hand embroidery
is done with lurex and sequence on hand painted.
Man behind with grey hair is Mr. Mithai Lal who is into hand painting for the last 35 years.
THANKS TO THIS YOUNG MAN GRADUATED IN POLITICAL SCIENCE HAS TASTE FOR SOCIAL REFORM. HE PERSONALLY CONTACTED THIS
AREA AND GATHERED INFORMATION.
Our birth or life on this earth is with objective, that objective is building environment. We and our experiences
are responsible for the future environment whether negative or positive. Negative environment can be minimized and changed
to more positive environment but that depends!!!!! More the number of positive THINKERS grater the strength of positive
environment. Therefore, number of positive THINKERS has to be more than the number of negative THINKERS for domination.
"Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to
end. That's the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what's left, that's the part you have to make up
as you go."— Katharine Weber