Hi! I am a Weaver/Manufacturer of Zari Silk Sarees. I was born in a village near the Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh. My parents were weavers of cotton fabric.
Zari Silk Sarees Weaving Skills
Weaving fabrics is my ancestral job. My ancestors used to weave cotton cloth for the turbans of the kings of the Chandela dynasty.
I grew up watching my family weave, so I learned weaving from my father. But with the passage of time, I started weaving sarees.
Zari Silk Sarees Weaving Process
I use different threads like silk, cotton, katan silk, masrise cotton silk, zari, etc. Zari threads are procured from Surat, Gujarat, and silk threads are procured from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The yarn is dyed according to the required color. After the threads have dried, the warp is set with silk thread. Then the weft is set using threads as per the requirement. A simple saree takes at least 3 to 4 days to complete.
The sarees are purely handwoven hence they enhance the personality of the wearer. In addition, they are very comfortable to wear.
All the designs that I have weaved are liked by the clients, but I love to weave the traditional full butti sarees with narrow borders.
I have 35 years of experience in this field.
Participation in Exhibitions
I have showcased my product all over India from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. I have displayed my products in many exhibitions like Surajkund International Crafts Mela (Faridabad), India International Trade Fair, Pragati Maidan (New Delhi), National Youth Festival (Thiruvananthapuram), Lucknow Mahotsav, Dilli Haat (INA).
I have also participated in exhibitions organized by NABARD in Lucknow. Apart from this, I have also exhibited my products in exhibitions organized by the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) in Hyderabad and Ranchi.
I was awarded the State Award in Handloom by the Government of UP in 2015-2016.
Training Programmes Conducted
I have trained more than 150 students in this art.
I am happy that my students have become self-reliant and earning well. I want to train more and more people so that one day my country becomes self-sufficient in the field of clothes and people start wearing Swadeshi again.