"I wanted to be a professor in the university or in high school and repay my obligation to my home."
"My name is Banlue Lueruang. I come from a family of farmers, but my parents changed their professions when I went to school to learn how to be a merchant. They opened up a small shop, which allowed them to feed us and keep us growing. I studied and graduated from primary school and high school near my hometown. My home province is one of the calmest of the north; I love its nature and scenery. But a change in my life had to come about, as I decided to continue my studies at the university in the Industrial Chemistry department of the science faculty. My grades were very good and I didn't even dream about handicrafts at that time. I wanted to be a professor in the university or in high school and repay my obligation to my home. I think that only those who graduate can raise this country to be healthier.
"However, life cannot be predicted and when I graduated I had to join the army for about a year. Afterwards I applied to become a professor, but the faculty couldn't receive any more professors. But I didn't despair too much. I knew I was going to find a job, and I wanted to learn more. The opportunity arrived when my friend invited me to sell cloth and candles at the market. He is very good at this business and I got to understand the market from this job. Unfortunately, my friend got a new office job and decided to work there. This venture had to end, but I already had something else in mind. Time passed and I began studying job training for the unemployed. During a ceramic course, I met the manager of a ceramic workshop. She invited me to her workshop and I agreed to work with her immediately. But later I had to change my mind again, as I didn't want to be a man working on a salary forever. I decided to leave and start my own workshop. It's hard work but I am very proud.
"I came across Novica when I was recommended by the owner of a workshop, and I have been making cushion covers, along with a host of other decorative textile items - wall hangings, table runners and bedspreads, among others - to sell on the website. My works are carefully made in every detail to achieve the best quality. I line the inside of my cushion covers for stability of form and endurance. The sewing is very good too. You will never see the seams, and I choose only the best cloth. The design is adapted from the ancient style to be modern, and can be used in every occasion."
Woven by hand in a traditional pit loom, this elegant shawl is the work of Madhu Agrawal. She works in red on a peacock green warp, creating the wrap with Varanasi silk, which originated in the town of Banaras. Intricate motifs include leafy medallions.....read more
COLLECTIONS FEATURING Women's Red Shawls
Women's Red Shawls
Red makes a bold fashion statement, adding warmth and pizzazz to any outfit. The color of intense emotion, it always gets attention. It also suggests power and poise… think 'red carpet' events. Did you know red is the color of fortune and happiness in China? Browse through Novica's great red shawl collection for as much or as little color as you like. Scarlet alpaca wool from Peru. Wine-red paisley from India. Crimson batik from Bali and Java. Women's cotton shawls from Central America , shimmering silk from Thailand and Ashante kente cloth from Ghana… Novica has unique artisan-crafted red shawls for ever taste and wardrobe!
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