The aim was to support the craft of Pattu weaving and introduce product diversification for the brand with a collection of dhurries. An active cluster was identified in Dhanau, Barmer where the weavers made Pattu with indigenous wool. This remote cluster provided scope for community-building as the very use of wool denotes the collaboration of the shepherd and the weaver community. The project scope broadened to include resource mapping, sourcing, training, and system development. The methodology adopted for research on the field was snowball sampling, unstructured observations, interviews, photography, and videography. The objective was to find opportunities for design intervention while experiencing the culture. This can be seen as merely laying the foundation for something which can slowly but exponentially grow for the brand and the cluster in Dhanau in the future.
Keywords: Barmer, Rajasthan, desi oon, dhurries, handloom, Pattu weaving