Craft Trend – Trendinginsocial

Women’s abilities and craft skills have improved over time, making them self-reliant and useful citizens of society.

The trend of craftsmanship has increased among women, mainly due to the unavailability of jobs in the markets.

The range of handcrafted products

The range of handicrafts includes ajrak, ceramics, date leaf items, farassi mats, jandi, khes, musical instruments, caps, straw products, bracelets, crochet, embroideries.

Zahra Syed, a handicraft producer, said she generates enough income to lead a respectable life and support her family.

She added that women who do not have formal education should focus on developing their skills in different fields, especially in the handicraft sector to support their families.

Anothet Samia Rasheed, an arts student, said that although the job is labor intensive and time consuming, these women are not pushed around based on their skills.

She said the cost of inputs, difficult access to credit and poor marketing network, made their workforce very weak.

She suggested that their work should recognize and reside in the development of infrastructure, the provision of financial support to artisans, the establishment of direct links between buyers and artisans and the improvement of marketing facilities.