Volunteering: Rural Villages

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December 1st 2012
Published: December 3rd 2012
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We have spent time in the rural villages of Tamil Nadu and seen how they use their homes as factorys for weaving, making pots from clay and also teaching.

We visited a village where the trade is weaving. We were invinted into these peoples homes to see how it was done. It was amazing to see how the machinery to weave was built within theri homes and the engineering that goes into making a saree from scratch. We also visited homes that produced clay pots from locally sorced clay. Although payment is not massive it is a long tradition of work that is kept within the families of the villages.

On one visit to a village we met with a women who was head of the village. She showed how to make traditional henna from leaves ground on stone by stone with water. The mashed up leaves are then placed on different parts of the body and left for about 15 minutes before washing off. The henna lasts for about 15 days! check the pics out 😊

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