International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART D
Assessing socio economic conditions of embroidery artisans in Barmer
Author(s): Garima Tiwari and Radha Kashyap
India is known as a treasure of crafts; one of them is traditional embroideries, which mainly resides in rural areas. Every region in India has its own specialty in terms of crafts. Barmer located in Rajasthan is lesser explored area where beautiful and intricate embroideries are practiced by women artisans. These women mainly work in unorganized and informal sector where the nature of employment is temporary. There were many factors which are responsible for their poor living standards. Therefore researcher felt the need to study and record the socio economic status of women artisans in Barmer region, who are engaged in traditional embroidery craft. The study was carried out in villages such as Binjasar, Dhanau, Goronka Tala, Lohira, Mithrau and Premka Tala. The data was collected from 300 women artisans falling under the age group of 21-50yrs through purposive random sampling. Interview schedule was tool used to collect the data about the socio- economic status of women artisans. Result of the study revealed that majority of women artisans are living under very poor and vulnerable condition. Their monthly income was less due to which they had to borrow loans for fulfillment of their basic needs. They are being exploited due the presence of middle men in the marketing chain. Hence it is suggested that government need to provide financial support and awareness to the women artisans.
How to cite this article:
Garima Tiwari and Radha Kashyap. Assessing socio economic conditions of embroidery artisans in Barmer. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(2): 228-231.