F O L I O ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SEM III Ar. Bhavika Jain CRAFT CLUSTER BALRAMAPURAM SILK STUDIO SHRIYANS SAXENA S.Y.B.Arch - A B.V.C.O.A.
WEAVERS COMMUNITY The weaving industry has been an integral part of Indian history since ancient times, the art has been diverse throughout the nation. The art is traditionally passed onto the succeeding generation and kept alive. The art has been exploited in many regions of India, the industrialization has taken away the zest of the art. Globalization has affected the art to evolve and resort to modern means but there are some art forms of weaving that have taken a step back from the original status of respect.The setback is that the weavers receive less appreciation and aren’t generating enough wages to survive in this expensive economy. The weavers have started dropping out and opting out from this profession.
For a majority of the weavers, the average family income ranges between Rs. 5000 to 10000 per month and this is equivalent to weaving 1.5 to 2 saris per month depending on the design. The monthly income doubles or triples if there are multiple members in the family working as weavers. SALE OF PRODUCTS Earlier, weavers used to invest in raw materials, make their own designs, weave saris and sell them in the market. But now the weavers work on the basis of wages per saree. They receive raw materials and design from the master weavers or private traders and only weave and supply the sarees back to the traders. The wages are paid accordingly to the weavers.
Almost 90% of the youth are not interested in continuing the weaving occupation. They either complete higher education and move out for jobs or work as auto drivers or laborers in the local areas. This is a threat to this art. HOUSING ASSETS Housing is organized and almost equal number of weavers live in own and rented houses. Average rental is about Rs. 1200 per month. 68% live in concrete pucca houses where as 29% live in semi pucca house and very little percentage of weavers live in Kuccha houses.
explained in infographics 5 9 1. Acquiring yarn 3. Dye process 5. Looming process 7. Warping process 9. Weaving 8 6 7 2. Spinning the yarn 4. Drying the dye 6. Bobbin winding process 8. Weft winding
SECTION OF A VERNACULAR WEAVERS HOUSE PLAN OF A VERNACULAR WEAVERS HOUSE
SITE LOCATION 📍Chalai Market Rd.
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