Weaving with Compassion

Meera Goradia

Weaving is as much about the weavers as it is about the craft. Weaving with Compassion: The Rikhyas of Kutch offers insight into the life and work of the Meghwal weavers of Kutch. It calls attention to the source of their creativity and the spiritual wisdom that moors them to their craft. Drawing on interviews with weavers, their reflections on their craft and labour, and onsite photographs, the book documents a century of historical change. Equally it celebrates the imagination that has sustained the weavers’ craft and their social lives and relationships.

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Weight 500 g
Dimensions 175 × 246 × 14 mm




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Meera Goradia

Meera Goradia is a graduate of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences,Mumbai. Her experience of working with artisan clusters spans three decades. She was the director of Khamir, a premier organization in Kutch for the cultural and creative industries.Khamir was nurtured by her over ten years to develop innovative approaches to the creative sector. Her experience includes building handmade and farm-to-fibre value chains as well as co-archiving cultural and oral histories with communities. In 2020,she co-founded Creative Dignity with a group of other creative professionals, as a network to support the handmade sector through and post the pandemic.This is her first Tara book.

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Ragini Siruguri

Ragini Siruguri is a visual communication designer from south India. Her practice lies at the intersection of graphic design, photography, books and writing, especially in the Indian cultural context. She experiments with the smell of colours, the taste of words, and thinking between the lines. Click here to discover her other Tara books.