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Gita Devi: Crafting cocoons into ornaments

Start Date: 21-04-2021
End Date: 12-04-2023
Shrimayum Gita Devi of Khurai Thongam Leikai is an innovative craftsperson in Manipur who successfully took up the craft of making varied designs of lady ornaments like earrings, necklaces, garlands etc out of silk cocoons. She collects discarded cocoons that will soon be burnt from farmers and the Sericulture Department and makes decorative items. Widowed at a young age, she has been training unfortunate and ill-fated women in the art of ornament making. She has been turning waste into wealth and has become a symbol of self-reliance or AatmaNirbhar among the womenfolk in Manipur. You can reach her at https://www.instagram.com/gita_cocoons/‚Äč
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