Sualkuchi: Deserted looms and depleted incomes — the weavers of Sualkuchi, Assam’s textile hub, have been struggling to make ends meet ever since the lockdown was implemented in March.
Sualkuchi is the one of the largest weaving villages of the world, and is known for a variety of silk weaves, including eri, muga and paat. Despite the easing of the lockdown, the industry is struggling to get back on its feet. As losses mounted to Rs 100 crore, several of the looms in the village were forced to closed down.
ThePrint’s Angana Chakrabarti travelled to Sualkuchi, which is located 35 km from Guwahati, to capture a glimpse of how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the weaving community.
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