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Spinning yarn


Part of an ongoing Series “In a day’s work”

A lady spinning yarn at a village called Pochampally just about 30km away from the city of Hyderabad.

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Pochampally silk saree manufacturing history goes back to 1970, when it was decided by some village headmen of Pochampally to weave silk along with cotton(cotton weaving was being done since very long back), to make a better living. They have sent two young weavers to learn the secrets of the art to Bangalore. This was the beginning of a revolutionary era in the Pochampally handloom industry, which led to the eventual dominance of the Indian tie&die patola Industry.

The genesis of the decision to enter into new realms of weaving(silk), can be attributed to a new era, in the history of POCHAMPALLY IKAT. Its merchandise is a handicraft on which about a thirty thousand families depend on traditionally. The industry is second only to agriculture.

Pochampally products are handcrafted to perfection by skilled artisans who are endowed with critical skills in intricate designs, having decades of experience behind them in their respective fields. In certain cases these masterpieces can take upto one hundred and twenty days to take final shape, to the satisfaction of our craftsmen.

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One thought on “Spinning yarn

  1. Hi Luckshme,
    well, It is really workholic frame. I really apprecite this frame due to arresting the spinning the wheel on the right side of the photograph. The woman also sat at left to balance the photograph. I really apprecite that.
    thank you

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