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Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

Nomadic Weavings of Chanthang

Seen in the Himalayas in the Chanthang desert in Eastern Ladakh. 

Their living spaces


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To see their home & their weavings

​(videa to follow later)



Volunteers:  husband & niece




Handnade for self use, woven in 3 parts and stitched together. Used as rugs, seat covers and blankets, these are woven in winter when there isn’t much else to do. Each piece takes a month of 4-5 hours of weaving a day to finish. 

Simple. Traditional. Signatures of Identity. 

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