"Srabonti was introduced to art at an early
age through her mother, who designed and stitched beautiful garments for
herself and her daughter and got her interested in the craft. In fact, she took
needlework as one of her school subjects and learned a lot.
"Rajnandinee is a self-taught artisan who is inspired by her surroundings, nature and traditional crafts. Like Srabonti, she also learned from her own mother as she was keen on stitching like all other Bengali housewives. She always had a strong interest in arts and crafts in school, collecting bags and scarves and eventually designing her own. Her prior experience as an exporter has been a great help to the venture.
"We've had difficult moments but because we are both craft lovers, we motivate each other during the rough patches.