Pa Daeng Phrao. Cooperative Weaving Group
A women's cooperative weaving group has been set up in Pa Daeng village in Phrao northern Thailand. The Pa Deang village weaving group is run by Maechee Pranorn, a nun of the temple in Mae Pang.
Pa Daeng Village Women's Weaving Group is reviving the neglected art of weaving.
Maechee Pranorn began the Village Women Weaving Group with five women members of the Pa Daeng temple. They saw the need for the village women to develop a skill which had been practiced in the past, but over the years weaving has been neglected. Maechee Pranorn hoped that the weaving group would help the women gain an income and independence within their community.
This project will alleviate poverty in the 54 families of this community. The determined women now have support of the province and the EU weaving project associated with the Chiang Mai University has provided technical know how on raising eri silk worms. Please contact Mrs. Hope Watcharaprecha in Chiangmai at Tel. 66 53 262691 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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