How long have you been working here?
4 years ago · India · 2 min read

How long have you been working here?

“I came here as a young woman,” she says, laughing. “Now I’m an old lady.”

 

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When asked what her favourite thing is about her husband, Bhuli becomes shy. Then she looks at us matter-of-factly. “I have nine children.” She says.

 

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Bhuli separates the thick, wool yarn by winding it onto bobbins before cutting away the excess weft on our hand-woven rugs. “I like to sing Devotional songs while I work. Songs about the Goddess Kaila Devi.”

 

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The other workers try to make her laugh as we interview her, gently teasing. But Bhuli prefers to remain serious while she’s at work. “I don’t interact much with the weavers, I prefer to sit out here alone.”

 

Bhuli, yarn worker

 

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