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Weaving as Tradition

Courtesy of Shaina Shealy

"Weaving is our tradition," Suschila explained to me, raising her voice over a ruckus click-clack coming from a nearby weaving shed at the Action Northeast Trust (The ANT) campus in New Boingaoan, Assam. Suschila and I sat with steamy chai talking over a relentless composition guided by dozens of hands pounding wooden shuttles against their handlooms in a steady beat.



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