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Indian Weavers

July 17, 2018

Indian Weavers

Tilfi is firmly rooted in the eternal city of Banaras: a city whose cultural fabric is woven by its handloom weavers and where life comes a full circle. 

Here's a beautiful poem by Sarojini Naidu which captures the essence of our home city perfectly!

Indian Weavers

Weavers, weaving at break of day, 
Why do you weave a garment so gay? ...
Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild, 
We weave the robes of a new-born child.

Weavers, weaving at fall of night, 
Why do you weave a garment so bright? . . . 
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green, 
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.

Weavers, weaving solemn and still, 
What do you weave in the moonlight chill? . . . 
White as a feather and white as a cloud, 
We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.





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