At 74 years, Majuli weaver still an inspiration for many

Septuagenarian woman from river island district continuing a silent revolution of preserving traditional looms against all odds

MAJULI
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She is a 74 years old grandmother of Majuli, the river island district of Assam.

She is with a mission. Even at this age, this septuagenarian strives to keep alive age-old traditions of weaving gamosa and other traditional handloom wear in the conventional loom.

Come spring, when the cuckoos herald the advent of monsoon and the very own Rongali Bihu, this grandmother of Majuli gets herself busy at the loom to weave out magic through her intricate handiwork.

She is Makon Bhuyan, a resident of Gopalpur village at Gormur in Majuli.

She not only weaves gamosa and other traditional wear, but is also an inspiration to many in the district.

She has been engaging herself in this traditional delight since a young age and also passing on the art to numerous women of the region for the last 61 years.

A revolution of sorts, the products weaved by this grand old woman have found admiration and appreciation in nook and corners of the State.

At a time when the State is facing a serious of invasion from products produced in power looms of other states, this woman at this age is continuing with her silent revolution of preserving the age-old traditions.

The products weaved by this grand old woman has found places of pride at several naamghars and other religious places across the State of Assam, apart from all the satras and naamghars of Majuli.

After completing her daily chores, she gets busy at her loom, weaving magic day after day.

Makon Bhuyan will step into her 75thn year this April, but her zeal and enthusiasm has not withered.

This year also she is ready to welcome the Assamese new year with her own wonderful products.

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