This work was done with the Uppada weavers of the East Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh. These weavers are essentially silk weavers. However, khadi wefts were introduced to make the process more environmentally sustainable.
With the use of Jacquard as well as hand inserting extra wefts, interesting textures were created. Weavers were encouraged to push boundaries with the limitations of the jacquard by breaking, repeating, skipping the pattern etc. Tone on tone yardages, dupattas and sarees were produced as a result of this intervention.
This work was done for the Jiyo project of the Asian Heritage Foundation.