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5 Jul. 2007
Shyam Dulari, who is married to a weaver, cooks in... more
INDIA-WEAVERS/
RTR1RI0T
5 Jul. 2007
multiple cities, India
Shyam Dulari, who is married to a weaver, cooks in her hut on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Varanasi June 11, 2007. The northern city of Varanasi is to handloom saris what Darjeeling is to tea. Yet despite producing some of the most coveted saris in the Indian subcontinent, the weavers -- said to number between 200,000 and 500,000 -- have never been rich. Now, with the market flooded with cheap machine-made saris, they are poorer than ever with some turning to farming and manual labour and others resorting to begging. Picture taken June 11, 2007. To match feature INDIA-WEAVERS/ REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
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