Artisan Basanti | Ajmer, India
Meet Anchal artisan Basanti and discover the impact your purchase has made in her life and the life of her family. Basanti hand stitches her name onto the tag of every fair trade product she makes, connecting you directly to her story. Read her inspiring story below, and learn about her journey to empowerment.
Children: Harish- 17 year old male in the 12th class, Vijay- 16 year old male in the 9th class
Favorite Food: Rasgulle
Favorite Music: Old Songs
Favorite Design: Grid Quilt
Favorite Education Workshops: Desert Survival by Jaimala Mam
Biggest Accomplishment: Made a necklace worth Rs 8000
“All of our pieces are made with pride and love.”
"I am illiterate but, I really enjoy drawing lines on pieces. It make me feels like I have learned something on my own. I also feel proud of myself that, even though I am not formally educated, I am able to learn these complicated designs as well as sometimes teach others how to make them."
"When I started making quilts, I was able to make only one quilt in a month, but now I am able to make 6 quilts in a month.”
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