V E ILS OF C H ANG E ­ RABARI W E DDING S H A W LS – TAASA Review September 2014


This article was originally found in the September 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 3, Page 13).

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Carole Douglas L achhuben Karna Rabari sits in a pool of sunlight in front of her home in Bhujodi, central Kachchh (aka Kutch), Gujarat.

She is quietly stitching together two hand woven lengths of cloth that will eventually become a shawl destined for a foreign buyer.

Her fingers work deftly and she glances up only briefly as I sit down beside her...