We took a short bus ride down the hill to the workshop.
It is right in the middle of a historical site, the Golkonda Fort, which was built in 1671.
After being asked to leave OM, Melanie was ready to leave India.
He is using her life to leave behind a legacy in India.
She is the head of product design and development.
Her vision is to see women build self-sustaining businesses using local skills and materials.
She has already trained 18 Muslim women at the center.
They hope to add to this number as their scarves gain popularity in the global marketplace.
Solomon helps significantly by finding places to buy used silk saris at a low price.
Then, the saris are torn into long strips that are then hand crocheted in to beautiful scarves.
Melanie has a keen eye and helps the ladies with color coordination.
In a place like India, teaching women to put colors together that Westerners like is a bigger challenge than one might imagine!
|Used silk Saris|
It's far more difficult than I expected.
The strips have to be measured, then torn just right so as not to fray.