The craft Bhujodi received it from name -Bhujodi -small village where this craft is practiced. This Weavers is famous for its exclusively woven traditional textiles of Kutchi shawls, traditional blankets and stoles.
In bhojudi, Weavers community create shawls and Stoles even though carpets and placemats are being made. These products are created to handle the harsh winters. But since cotton is also used to weave summer garments. This also ensure a flourishing market for these weavers.
- Takes 10-12 days to weave a single shawl and around to it takes around same time to weave same model.
- Craftsmen work on patterns and intricate designs by hands. It takes months to complete.
- The beautiful piece of art took one Weaver one year to complete that piece of art and also earned a geographical indication tag.
- Division of labour is decided by amount of physical exertion and stamina.
- Unique technique of weaving motifs by lifting warp with fingers.
- The craftsmen train their children this craft from young age. Children watch their elders and help them out
- Shawls are made from wool but craftsmen explore different materials like cotton and silk.
- Craftsmen weave motifs which are mix of traditional and contemporary modifications.
- Shawls are adorned with different borders on shorter length.
- Made in natural colours of wool or dye to suit requirements.
- Popular colour is indigo, red, blue, black etc.
- Designs have linear patterns which is aligned with motifs running throughout the body and tie-dye technique is being added into it.
- This craft requires high level of concentration and expertise.
- It is physically strenuous craft that requires the craftsmen to keep in loom for many days.
- It causes health concerns like sore arms, poor eyesight and stomach problem.
- It is also time consuming as it takes fortnight to weave any shawl. Weaver has to handpick the warp and any error will makes Weaver start the entire process again.