Abda Begum

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Abda Begum

Abda Begum

  • GenderFemale
  • Experience15 Years
  • Awards
  • Annual TurnoverLess than 5 Lac
  • Profile Viewed179
I have been a Moonj artisan for the past 15 years. I learnt the craft from my mother and grandmother, who were taught by theirs. This craft has been practiced in my family for generations and we are very proud of it. It is also a very important source of our family income and leads us to spending our days in making a variety of products in a variety of design to sell to the local markets or sellers who contact us. Here in Maheva, we work in groups of women, all helping each other to do better and lead through life.

Skills/Crafts

Basketry, Moonj Basketry of Eastern Uttarpradesh, Weaving

The wildgrass bought efficiently to use by the women in Maheva is first hand picked, peeled, dried, dyed and then dried again. It is later soaked in water before weaving it using scissors & Sirahi.

Skills/Material

Grass

The Moonj grass is a naturally growing wild grass found prominently near the banks of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna.

Skills/Technique

Dyeing, Weaving

Weaving involves the creation of a woven structure. The grasses are used in place of the warp and weft threads in Moonj Craftwork. Dyeing is the addition of colors to the peeled and dried grass.

Showcase/portfolio

Portfolio

This is a collection of some handcrafted products we made and integrated various designs into.

Showcase/portfolio

Portfolio

This is a collection of some handcrafted products we made and integrated various designs into.

Our Products

13 items
Moonj Coasters
455
Moonj basket (orange, purple, natural)
650
Moonj plate (Thali)
655
Moonj open floral basket
475
moonj storage basket (orange and natural)
750
Moonj basket with circular side handles
426
Moonj storage basket
567
Moonj fruit basket
709
Moonj closed storage basket
709
Moonj Hand Fan
285
Moonj lamp
709
Moonj Flower Vase
425
Moonj Floral wall hanging
993
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