MASTER CRAFTSPERSON IN ART WEAVING PADMASHREE, NATIONAL AWARD & SANT KABIR AWARD WINNER
Profile of Artist:
Weaving, which she learnt from her mother and aunt, started out as a hobby for Subadani Devi, at age 10. She left her job as a teacher when she got married, and a few years later in 1983, she roped in other young women (100 Ladies) to form the Nongdol Lairembi Weavers’ Co-operative Society in Imphal . Subadani, she says proudly, has skillfully created modern versions of ancient designs.
She has, with her entrepreneurial instinct, organically increased the reach of the local weaver. Besides the garments sold in her home, they also reach local and state-level markets, like the annual Manipur Sangai Festival.
Subadani Devi says,“I want to do more for the local weavers, establish more centres and teach them what I know, so that I may help them achieve all that I have achieved.” Perhaps her vision for the future, despite its challenges, is not lofty considering her single-minded focus.
|Name:||LANGPOKLAKPAM SUBADANI DEVI|
|Address:||Wangkhei Tokpam, Leikai, Imphal Manipur|
|Phone No:||9774543507, 7005822652|
|Whats app No:||7005133486|