The whole process of weaving starts by preparing the yarn. The quantity of yarn needed is calculated and then sent for dyeing (Azo-free). Artisans Upen and Ashok make sure the dye is the right hue and the yarns are uniformly dyed.
Sabitri Dutta here is winding the dyed yarn onto bobbins on a Charkha. She is making sure the yarn is distributed uniformly on the pirn so that further operations run smoothly.
Here, yarn from the creel frame is being wound onto a huge drum in a process called warping. Sakkhi is preparing the drum which would be used to transfer the yarn to the weaver's beam.
All this is followed by drafting and denting where the yarns from the weaver's beam are drawn through the healed eye and the reed dents respectively.
Finally, with the loom set up, artisan Kashinath starts weaving the fabric on the handloom.