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Short film on Baghara Traditional Dress Making Cluster, Morigaon

Weaving has been an integral part of the rural economic activities, especially of the rural women in Morigaon District of Assam. The Baghara Traditional Dress making Co-operative Society is one of the prominent and naturally developed clusters. The weavers produced mostly available yarns like Polyester and Cotton yams and also the Eri-yarn from Eri’ cocoon through traditional hand spinning method and Natural dying method. Many traditional cloths are embroidered with the handloom products by skilled artisans in the cluster. Handloom weaving has acted as an instrument of empowering the rural women.

Keeping the importance of weaving in the area, Ministry of MSME, Government of India has identified Baghara Traditional Dress Making Cluster for the implementation of Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) project. Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) is entrusted as a Nodal agency for this project along with Schoolnet and ICCo as technical and Implementing agency respectively. 

The project covers 500 artisans from the four villages namely: Gunamora No 1, Gunamora No. 2, Tengaguri and Charaihagi under Baghara Panchayat, Bhurbandha Block, Morigaon. The project aims to support the economically poor rural women in the clusters to enhance their skill sets with modern handlooms and equipments. The cluster presents a short video after completion of 45days intensive handhold training on Handloom Weaving in Jacquard, Drawboy and multi treadle at their CFC (Common Facility Centre).