How women in a Rajasthan village are boosting local tourism by showcasing their exquisite crafts

How women in a Rajasthan village are boosting local tourism by showcasing their exquisite crafts

Sunder Rang, a unique initiative, is empowering livelihoods of rural women in Rajasthan through arts and crafts.

When we were exploring offbeat areas in rural Rajasthan in India, one thing we noticed in common in almost all the villages was that most of the women were confined to household work. Rarely did we see them go out to earn in a patriarchal society deeply influenced by ancient culture and traditions. However, the scene was quite different at Chandelao, a quaint little village located 40 km. east of Jodhpur.

Sunder Rang, an initiative by Chandelao Vikas Sanstha (Chandelao Development Organization) in collaboration with Basecamp Foundation of Norway, is empowering a lot of women in Chandelao to earn a livelihood by making traditional arts and crafts, along with promoting traditional crafts local to Rajasthan.

This is an excerpt from an article first published by The Better India. Read the original article here: How women in a Rajasthan village are boosting local tourism by showcasing their exquisite crafts. 


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