Varanasi Weavers
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Brave the Basement
To see the magic weavers at work say "yes." when the merchant asks if you would like to visit the men weaving these tapestries. A dyeing art, this method will eventually be no more. as automated computer programs replace the small teams of two (who weave one or two patterns together for life) the knowledge leaves the earth, perhaps never to come again. they've got it down, that's apparent. i didn't even notice them communicating like the rest of us were. a silent dance that these two had been engaged in on a daily basis for the last handful of decades, it was one of the most awe inspiring aspects of our 4 day stop over in Varanasi... and that is saying a lot.
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