Lavo Mandri: Weaving a Story of Progress in Goa
Video by Félix Sandri, for Video Volunteers.
Lavo Mandri is a traditional art of weaving mats from Goa. Once almost extinct, Banglanatak workshops are breathing life into it. Francesca is one of the 25 women who specialise in the art of making lavo mandri in the Goan village of Avedem. The art form is indigenous to Goa and is especially made in this particular village. As the story goes, a woman who moved to Avedem from another village after marriage trained fellow residents in the form.
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