Cluny Embroidery, Puducherry

Amit Aggarwal Noida This tour is fascinating because behind the expensive couture clothes lie the talents of artists, some of whom we meet as part of this experience.

Run by a local convent for underprivileged women, the Cluny Embroidery Centre churns out impressively designed home linens. Started in 1829 as a venture to give orphaned girls and destitute women a chance at making their living, its tradition of lending a hand to illiterate and underprivileged women continues even today.

A white pillared portico opens out into a room where about 40 or more ladies sit working, even as their eyes look up for a moment in friendly greeting before returning to focus on the stitching.

These ladies...

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