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The Yes!poho Team meets some weavers!

 

Before we meet a potential Yes!poho Partner—we set some goals. The most important of which is to identity our partners’ pain point. If Yes!poho makes the lives of the weaver or artisan better, then we welcome them with open arms as an official Yes!poho Partner. Remember, if you’re not making a positive difference, then you’re doing something wrong.

 

Next Stop—Machilipatnam!

 

Located in Andhra Pradesh, Machilipattnam, also known as Masulipatnam and Bandar, is a town in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of Krishna districtis a sleepy little village that faces the Bay of Bengal. The ancient port town served as the settlement of European traders from the 16th century, and it was a major trading port for the British, Dutch and French in the seventeenth century. Famous not only for its beaches, but Machilipatnam is famous for its handloom industry, which produces Kalamkari textiles

 

There are several types of Kalamkari saree – Block and Pen Kalamkari. The word Kalamkari is derived from a Persian word where ‘kalam‘ means pen and ‘kari‘ refers to craftsmanship. This art involves 23 tedious steps of dyeing, bleaching, hand painting, block printing, starching, cleaning and more. Motifs drawn in Kalamkari spans from flowers, peacock, paisleys to divine characters of Hindu epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. Nowadays, this art is primarily done to create.

 

We met Mr. Jagan Mohan and Mr. Srinivas and we were fortunate to get to see a firsthand on how these sarees are made. Just as any other weaving communities in India, these weavers are
struggling to make ends meet. Both Mr. Jaga and Mr. Srinivas don’t want their kids to take up this profession due to low wages.

We met Mr. Jagan Mohan and Mr. Srinivas and we were fortunate to get to see a firsthand on how these sarees are made. Just as any other weaving communities in India, these weavers are
struggling to make ends meet. Both Mr. Jaga and Mr. Srinivas don’t want their kids to take up this profession due to low wages.

 

Thank you Mr Jagan and Mr. Srinivas for giving us an opportunity to be part of your life. We are honored to have you on Yes!poho

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