Whilst we were in Manali last week we came across a weaving workshop run by a collective that gives local families the opportunity to weave as and when they can. Profits are divided between members fairly, in relation to the amount and the complexity of the work they’ve produced.
A Look Inside the Workshop
A spinning wheel used to spin yarn ready for weaving.
Shelves full of colourful yarn.
A view into the weaving workshop, full of looms.
Patterns are designed on square paper, with each square representing a colour or part of the weave.
Finished shawls in shades of grey with traditional Kullu borders.
Also typical of Kullu designs are bright colours and geometric patterns – so nice!