Bhawanai, 25 – sander.
We asked Bhawani about the amulet around his neck. “It’s actually a locket, filled with hand-written scriptures that have been blessed by a priest to ward off the devil. I was given it 12 years ago and have worn it ever since.”
“I’ve been working at the workshop for five years now and don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. I started as an apprentice, but my father taught me a lot of what I know.”
“I don’t plan on having my own children anytime soon. Applying the finishing to the designs is like raising children! You see it grow. It gives me real satisfaction. That’ll do for now.”