As it turns out we never saw a woman in the “Women’s Cooperative’ we were told we were coming to visit. I was a little sad it wasn’t what I expected but I still enjoyed all the designs and fabrics they had.
They showed us how the wood printing on fabric works.
Then you need to ‘do something’ to make the ink permanent. They said you immerse the fabric in water with lots of salt to fix it. But I’m afraid the ink will come off when I do these, so I’ll do a little more research in case I didn’t understand what they told me to do.
Here also there was a man doing some weaving.
After seeing this we went upstairs to their store.
They showed us so many designs and types of fabric. From the lowest grade in cotton to a beautifully soft cotton, and different grades of quality of silk and mix of silk with cotton.
And they were bed covers and duvet covers, for single beds and double beds, and there pillow cases, and blouses and kurtas (shirts), and scarves, and bags, and tapestries, and cards on paper and silk, and fabric…. everything you can think of.
By the end we were all exhausted. Some of us were more bored than others.
So we left after lucas made this video with some of these beautiful things in our hands.