Let’s fall in love with the exquisite Mekhela Chadors of Sualkuchi Weaver’s Village. Sualkuchi town in Assam is located on the banks of the Bramhaputra, about 35 km from the state capital Guwahati. It is known for its silk weaving, a tradition that is said to date back to the 11th century. The Ahom kings introduced weaving here by bringing in members of the Tanti community who were traditional weavers. It was royal patronage that established Sualkuchi as a weaving village.
Many of the workshops are family run. Weaving unit, where the family members work alongside workers on wages. It is a common sight to see spinning and weaving in village homes.
The national lockdown imposed from 24 March 2020 could not have been at a worse time for the weavers. Their looms fell silent just two weeks ahead of Rongali or Bohag Bihu, the Assamese New Year which marks the arrival of spring.The period prior to or during the month of Bohag Bihu constitutes the peak season for the silk industry.
Finally the Weaver’s gained a worldwide recognition for there magnificent work. The locals are very friendly you can easily get there, they helps the travellers and I assure you that you would definitely admire the artistic finery of the craftsmen.