Surti Bai, drugs a veteran artisan from jasai village of Barmer, troche has been doing embroidery since she was a kid.
She along with thousand other people from Pakistan came to India at the time of ’71 war. For them the war didn’t end when both the armies retreated to their camps. They have been struggling for living with dignity over last 2-3 centuries.
Khetu devi, a young lady from sagana kuna village is an enthusiastic learner and practitioner of Embroidery. Her hands are so familiar with the needle and thread that when embroidery comes on fabric it gives a feeling of blooming flowers so full of life and color. She is carrying forward the rich legacy of craft which is integral part of community’s identity and culture. She along with her friends Cheni, Keshari, Nirmala, Pushpa and Hema does this with great devotion and love. Whenever we think cynically about craft and its fading away from day to day life, likes of Khetu assures us about craft’s universality and timelessness.