There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you – Maya Angelou
Meet Sahadevan, a weaver registered under no 366 at the Parur Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society 3248. He joined as a member with the society in 1969 and was into weaving even before that.
And since then he has been weaving “double mundu” that fetches not more than 200 odd rupees. Sahadevan has two children, a daughter whom he managed to get married off and a son who’s unemployed. The family struggles to make both ends meet with the bare minimum income that they earn from weaving. He told us about how it has become increasingly difficult to find people to work in the loom as most shy away from taking up this tedious job.
Sahadevan, a weaver for life, tries his best to hold on to his craft and works extra hours to repair looms so that he can earn something extra to support his family. He is relying entirely on weaving and standing by it, even though most of the men have left weaving to take better-paying jobs. His conviction and commitment keeps Sahadevan going every single day!
NO OF LOOMS: 1
SELF DECLARED LOSS IN FLOOD: Rs. 50,000
TOTAL LOSS : Rs 70000
COST TO REVIVE HAND-LOOM: Rs.38,000