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National Handloom Day: From Saris to Chekutty dolls, Kerala weavers find signs of hope
Social entrepreneurs Gopinath Parayil and Lakshmi Menon gave new direction to Kerala's handloom weavers with the handmade doll Chekutty
Weavers at Chendamangalam of Kerala's Ernakulam district had lost their livelihoods due to the 2018 floods.
Chekutty also known as Chendamangalam Kutty has been a ray of hope to nearly 600 weavers in the last 3 years.
The dolls are made from the garments that were destroyed during the Kerala floods and find many takers both in India and abroad.
Published on 07, Aug 2021