The work requires time and patience, taking a month to make a basket. When the work is in progress, Susheela, the supervisor, constantly guides the women as they weave. Shopping, fruit, sewing and waste paper baskets are created.
Many visitors appreciate this unique work, baskets are sturdy and durable and much in demand. The ladies have an elephantine memory and remember the visitors by name. They love the work that they do and are proud of it. As they weave they sing, composing beautiful songs as they raise their voices.
Ranjana sums it up:
“I love to do this work of basket making. We begin our work each day with prayer. I have been making baskets for the last forty years and this gives me a lot of happiness. Being creatively and productively occupied gives me an immense sense of satisfaction.”