Changing the lives of women weavers

Changing the lives of women weavers

Changing the lives of women weavers

 IKKat Design Making is very important in today’s world of marketing. It has always demand in the market, irrespective of little ecological problems/issues. JWORDS has organized the LEDP Training programmes for the SHG (90) women of Nemmani,Mandra and ,Vellanky villages of Nalgonda Dist. The training imparted was of immense potential and feasible at local market with high demands. Thus, the training benefitted the women with effective community structures and participation that they could be trained and developedtheir life skills and thus to promising source of income and livelihood. The training has potential at locally for feasible works and marketing and especially for the availability of raw materials which yield a better and secure income source, which in turn will facilitate for savings, livelihoods and better living too.

Ikkat DesignMaking  also is demand driven ones only. The weaver’s traditional art work is famous and it has its own acclamation in all the times not only among the traditional weavers but among all the other common people.  The traditional art form was not being recognized by even the traditional weaver’s women too. Thus we organized a training programme on the same to utilize the potentiality of the same for a better income and livelihood.

The trainees were also got awareness and capacitated on Finance Literacy and Credit Counseling.  And it was highly beneficial and a new one for the women.

Ikkat Design  Making  trained women started a production unit at Nemmani,Mandra,vellanky villages of Nalgonda Dist .

Nature of Training:

intensive training-Handloom weaving activity is a cottage industry .Generally all family members are involved in various stages of weaving ,over the years ,the younger generation are moving from weaving .The present training aim at giving specialized training in  WARP,WEFTWIDING ANDTIE & DIE. This activity is likely suited for women as they can take up the same in their own houses. This technique would earn about Rs 400-600per day for women.

The training envisages imparting new designs and techniques to—

  1. Reduce drudgery
  2. Improve design/ quality to increase Marketability
  3. Provide sustainable income to women

Ikkat is very popular fabric in present day society .it is being used extensively Inindia and abroad for furnishing and clothing purposes.

The entire process of weaving ikkat from spinning from to fabric making was taken by member of families in early days. however with younger generation taking up other employment prospects/ education , each family left is left with 1 or 2 members taking up the activity as the economies of scale are not profitable to take up all stages of weaving considering the investment and time taken for weaving ,The weaving sector is looking at specialization / out sourcing of some work processes.

The entire process of weaving ikkat from spinning from to fabric making was taken by member of families in early days. however with younger generation taking up other employment prospects/ education , each family left is left with 1 or 2 members taking up the activity as the economies of scale are not profitable to take up all stages of weaving considering the investment and time taken for weaving ,The weaving sector is looking at specialization / out sourcing of some work processes.

How the activity was identified

    1. It is a Heritage Craft of our Country
    2. Provides employment to large section of Rural artisans
    3. Requires low capital investment
    4. No investment in providing trained manpower
    5. It is environment friendly
    6. Its flexibility and adoptability can produce articles according to the need and taste of the growing population.

The objective of the LEDP project is to bring the assisted poor weavers’ above the poverty line by providing them income-generating activities with interventions for better designs, skill and technology up gradation, market development to provide sustainable development.

Ikkat is a form of hand loom weaving  which uses tie and Dye technique and weaving in geometrical Designs, Ikkat is also famous as pochampally design, The industry is spread over 34 mandals in the District .The fabric has great demand in national and international market.

These two villages are predominately weaver villages ,weaving is taken up as a cottage industry in these villages, imparting in skills in this activity will ensure drudgery reduction ,increase income & improve marketability

 

  • Handloom weaving, till now seen as a craft based, cottage industry still employs a large number of rural families, second only to agriculture.
  • On an average the family earning can up to Rs.400-600 per day in weavers family
  • The vulnerability of the handloom weaver to this price differential happens in many ways. There is a serious threat to his livelihood, when themarket fluctuates, since he/she is not stable enough to ride out any decrease in income. the local weaver co-operative therefore becomes the only institution that is designed to protect him to some extent against these fluctuations, if they have built the capability to service the market efficiently, and provides enough work.

LEDP is a livelihood and income generation programme for  women . The objective is to encourage and promote handloom entrepreneurs with support of basic and advanced handloom skills and facilitate better income generation and empower handloom clusters. The focus is on design skills, and strengthening the supply chain through online and offline marketing

  1. Industry – There will an overall increase in market share for handlooms, as new markets will be created for contemporary eco-friendly cotton fabric.
  2. Co-operative – There will be a qualitative improvement in technical capability, which will increase quality and turnover,and increase capability of servicing customer pre-order.
  3. Weaver – increase in average wage and stability of income, as he moves up the value chain in terms of skill and product. Also long term impact of stable ivelihood to her household
  4. Village- increase in productivity and access to market for women who can be included in the handloom value chain through this project.

provide sustainable development.

Ikkat is a form of hand loom weaving  which uses tie and Dye technique and weaving in geometrical Designs, Ikkat is also famous as pochampally design, The industry is spread over 34 mandals in the District .The fabric has great demand in national and international market.

These 3 villages are predominately weaver villages ,weaving is taken up as a cottage industry in these villages, imparting in skills in this activity will ensure drudgery reduction ,increase income & improve marketability

  • Handloom weaving, till now seen as a craft based, cottage industry still employs a large number of rural families, second only to agriculture.
  • On an average the family earning can up to Rs.400-600 per day in weavers family
  • The vulnerability of the handloom weaver to this price differential happens in many ways. There is a serious threat to his livelihood, when themarket fluctuates, since he/she is not stable enough to ride out any decrease in income. the local weaver co-operative therefore becomes the only institution that is designed to protect him to some extent against these fluctuations, if they have built the capability to service the market efficiently, and provides enough work.

LEDP is a livelihood and income generation programme for  women . The objective is to encourage and promote handloom entrepreneurs with support of basic and advanced handloom skills and facilitate better income generation and empower handloom clusters. The focus is on design skills, and strengthening the supply chain through online and offline marketing

Women’s of Mandra Village  says,

‘IKAT – is a type of weaving where the warp, weft or both are tie-dyed before weaving to create designs on the finished fabric. Great care must be taken in tying resist areas with water repellent material such as bicycle inner tubes cut into strips. The precision of the wrapping determines the clarity of the design. After wrapping, the warp threads are dyed. When finished and unwrapped, the areas under the ties have stayed the original colour. Numerous colours can be added after additional wrappings. Designs generally are worked out on graph paper. Great care must be taken in putting the warp on the loom, keeping all the threads in position is necessary for the design to work.‘

Pavitra Of Nemmani Village  says,

‘Each weaver works from home with all the family helping in different processes. Perhaps the grandmother is winding bobbins, while the wife is marking out the design on warp threads and the husband is weaving on a pit loom in the main living area. In one corner rice is being sieved and tamarind is spread out. A child wanders around and a baby is in a hammock. Life revolves around weaving’

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