New yarn for old threads

One company works to bring back the ‘clack’ to Chennimalai

Light streams in to the airy eco-friendly weaving studio in Chennimalai. It’s cool inside even though we are in the middle of a blistering summer. A weaver points to the pneumatic attachments to the traditional looms made from vengai wood (a kind of rosewood) that make weaving less physically taxing. Next door, another studio is getting ready to accommodate more weavers and looms. The clatter of the looms is set to be heard again in Chennimalai. And credit for this goes to Five P, a company that’s trying to revive handloom here.....................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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