Threads of Tradition

Dr Nita Mukherjee discovers how the commercial use of a traditional craft has made the girl child wanted in Kutch

Four years ago, a Trustee of the Sarwa Sewa Sangh a Bhuj NGO told me that embroidery had become the main activity of many rural Kutchhi women. Its social impact is very evident. “Today, a girl child is preferred to a male child. Because she will be trained in embroidery; they...

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