If you are interested to showcase your home with some exclusive artefacts, then dhurrie weaving from jawaja is famous. This craft is unique as they look good even if they are reversible flat weave mat. The colours and designs show village environment and these designs inspire people to become independent.
They are colorful dhurries which are used as doormats. These dhurries are multifunctional as they can be used as wall hanging and also art décor.
- This project of dhurrie weaving has brought a new lease of life and it bring feeling of self dependency to village. There is a feeling of mutual respect for profession. Ladies are being trained for self-empowerment and self-reliant. The village was built for purpose as men and women become self reliant. They are creating sources of livelihood for themselves.
- Lacks in the confidence to deal with external market
- No knowledge and skill to understand buyers demand and requirement
Weavers are divided into two groups –
- Independent Weavers – Own looms and capital investment. These weavers cater to villagers needs
- Weavers employed by master weavers – produce cloth for wide local market
- Weaver’s In Jawaja weaver association
- Weavers employed under intensive handbook development scheme and carpet weaving centres.
- Designs are crafted to allow include local landscape inspiration
- Patterns and colours are used in carpets are simple and earthy tones.
- Earlier dhurries were made in plain colors and changing trends as per customer demands. They are brighter and more vibrant colors are used and incorporated into designs.
- Small knotted streets tassels are common feature of these carpets.
- Colours are used are harmonious and sophisticated
- Rugs are woven with coloured wool and dyed colours.
- Biggest challenge is stiff competition and language barrier
- Not understanding of customers demands and fulfilling them.
- Understanding determines the amount of value for craftsmen work.
- Buyers from jawaja products are located in place far away from village
- Means of transport and accessibility are less for craftsmen.
- No direct interaction with buyers
- Only middlemen have direct interaction with clients.