Chanderi is a small town situated in Vindhyachal hills in the north of Madhya Pradesh, it boasts of beautiful historical places in and around it. Chanderi is one of the best-known handloom clusters in India, particularly famous for its sarees, produced from finest silk and cotton with intricate gold and silver zari work. Chanderi weaving traditions began around 13th century. Traditional coin, floral art, peacocks and geometric themed designs are woven into different Chanderi patterns. Pre and post-independence royal families provided the much needed patronage to the weaving community. However, Chanderi weavers today continuing this heritage weave remain most vulnerable to poverty due to several reasons both at market and policy levels. We have been fortunate to work directly with weavers of Chanderi, get to know them and their families and share their beautiful, diaphanous textiles with you.