Pratik: Dyer

Pratik

Pratik is the lead dyer at the rural Bengal Crafts Cooperative near Kolkata, Eastern India. He is 26 years old, married and has a 3 year old daughter. Pratik learned his trade from field work and once he began with the cooperative his boss Sandeep gave him confidence to try new techniques. He shyly described himself (after much prompting!) as honest, happy and diligent.  Pratik said that the new styles he learned from Tribe of Lambs designs were an achievement for him.

Phulia, West Bengal, India