We the farmers

In our picturesque town nestled amidst lush greenery and fertile soil, the paddy season holds a special significance. As the fields come alive with the vibrant green of burgeoning crops, we transition seamlessly from our looms to the fields, embracing the laborious yet essential task of farm work. With calloused hands and unwavering determination, we engage in every aspect of agricultural labor, from planting and tending to harvesting, ensuring the success of each crop cycle.

Despite the physical demands and long hours spent under the sun, we approach our farm work with a sense of pride and purpose. For us, farming is not merely a livelihood but a deeply ingrained part of our identity, connecting us to the land and sustaining our families for generations. As we toil alongside our fellow community members, we draw strength from our collective resilience and unwavering dedication to our shared agricultural heritage.

Land to Loom

Amidst the hustle and bustle of farm life, our commitment to our craft as weavers remains unwavering. With each spare moment, we return to our looms, weaving intricate patterns and vibrant colors that reflect the beauty of our surroundings and the richness of our cultural heritage. Our hands, skilled in both the art of weaving and the rigors of farm work, serve as a testament to our multifaceted identity and unwavering determination to thrive against all odds.

In Dhamtari, our lives are woven with threads of hard work, resilience, and the timeless bond between our craft and the land we call home. As women weavers and farmers, we embrace each day with gratitude and determination, knowing that our labor contributes not only to the sustenance of our families but also to the preservation of our cherished traditions for generations to come. 

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