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Eri silk rearing in Meghalaya means that no silk worm dies because of making clothing from silk fibers. This silk is also known as Peace Silk
The women in Meghalaya spin, dye and weave in the style of old craftsmanship environment friendly and sustainable by nature
Silk is the most valuable and most pleasant natural fiber in the world. It is manufactured by hand with a lot of love. Silk textiles are worth their price
It is urgently necessary to create new possibilities for earn a living. A good chance is the silk rearing practiced by the women since centuries for their own needs. This will help the women and future generations to create a new livelihood.
We support the organic silk rearing in Meghalaya and a sustainable and fair textile manufacturing.
Advantages of Meghalaya Silk
So we develop fair produced and wonderful textiles from eri silk. Indulge in the luxury of healthy silk clothing - for the welfare of the indigenous people in Meghalaya and for your joy!
At the end of August the first spinning training took place in the workshop of the newly founded weaver's association in Umden, Ri-Bhoi-District. 15 men and women have been trained in the new method of using a ring spinning wheel for silk fibers. The new method to spin is more efficient than the traditional method of spinning with the drop spindle (takli). So we hope that the yarn production in Ri-Bhoi will increase a lot, especially by a further dissemination of the use of ring spinning wheels.
Three wheels were donated by German clients of Seidentraum to the association. Many thanks for the donations that facilitate three women to earn their livelihood by spinning eri silk yarn.
Andreas Möller trained 20 weavers and designers in the basic use of the new frame loom, The training took place on the Sericulture Farm in Nongpoh for four weeks.
Ten Flying8 looms have been brought into the workshop of the Handloom Association. The first action was that each two participants completed the looms with shafts, pedals and heddles. After two weeks the looms have been ready for weaving and on Friday, 3rd February Andreas could weave the first wfts with one of the Flying8 looms. Step by step all the ten looms were completed and the 20 people learned the basic methos to weave with this system.
Today they celebrated the successful ending of the training.
High-quality silk textiles from sustainable and social fair production made by high-levelled handicrafts at acceptable prices