Saturday, April 29, 2017

Young Woman + Sewing Class, Rajasthan, India, 2017


For those of us involved in the two schools of Rajasthan, we present this portrait of a young sewing student. In addition to refined classes for this villages' students, Nirvanavan Foundation is running sewing classes for the older women. A dozen or so women gather two hours a day and practice the art of making clothing. 

All bring their own fabric and make various pieces for themselves and their families. They begin by producing very small samples, and then work their way up to the full scale garments. The sewing teacher was herself a student in the foundation's school, and now heads the sewing class in her home adjacent to that very school.

We hope one day very soon to connect this village with a private school, producing the uniforms necessary for its students. It is a win-win situation for all involved, and surely the students on both sides of the equation would support such an idea. For those involved in schools, or perhaps even a business in need of uniforms and such, please to reach out to me and let's see if we can make this happen for this village!


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Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.