“Handloom weaving feels at home. I don’t think I can ever work on power looms, I don’t like machines. I get all my orders from the village and we work on partnerships, there are couple other weavers in this village. A simple stoke takes me a day’s work, more complicated one might take three days. Each cotton stole I sell at Rs 250/300. Right now I’m weaving a silk stole.” Bibha Tumung, a 30 year old weaver from Karbi tribe.