aanajaanahimalayan

aana jaana himalayan handcrafted woolens | fair trade

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2022

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About aanajaanahimalayan

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On Etsy since 2019

Crafting my way from California to the Himalayas

I started crafting as an undergrad--I was on the staff of a campus event and learned to crochet hats in order to have something to do during the long evening meetings. Eventually I learned to weave, knit, and spin, and next thing I knew I was quitting my job and going to India to hang out with a women's group of textile crafters in a village in the Himalayas. I've since gone back to school (to get a degree in textiles) and now work with herding and artisan communities in Himachal Pradesh, India. This shop features housewares I've made with wool cloth grown, handspun, and handwoven there, as well as accessories knit by the aforementioned women's group, Kullvi Whims. This knitwear collection is the result of our ongoing collaboration, adapting local motifs and traditional items for a contemporary global market. I love learning about places by working with the natural materials that grow there, and hope that my work can connect communities across the globe. You can read more about my work with wool producers in India at my website aana-jaana.com

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  • Kulvi Whims Self-Help Group

    Himachal Pradesh, India

    Kulvi Whims is a women's self-help group in Himachal Pradesh, India providing rural employment through traditional handcrafting skills. Members collaborate to produce handspun and handknit items with locally sourced wool and plant-based dyes.

  • Internet-based print shop

    Boston, MA

    Cards are printed from my original photography, with my written descriptions on the back of each card.

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