Graph Designer, Rajapura, Varanasi
Anisur Rahman belongs to a weaver’s family from Rajapura, Varanasi. At present, his entire family members have involved in the same profession. He has more than 25 years experience of weaving. He has 10 years of experience as a professional grapher who brings the designs on the graph. He has been associated with VWAS from 2016, though became a member in the year 2018. He works as a grapher for the production related work through VWAS.
He has experiences of retail market at local and national level through exhibitions and store events. Over the time, he built his skills and focused on online markets. He mentioned that his products are sole online through -Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
“Weaving is our ancestral work and I have always been learning with my father all the intricate techniques of weaving. At the moment all the techniques are being worked on such as – Kaduwa, Fekuwa, Pauri, Satin etc.
I used to make my own products from the beginning and sales to Gaddidars and Mahajan initially. However, now I work on orders in which my father is fully supportive. I am always keen to learn new designs and techniques.
When I joined VWAS in 2015-16, we had 3 looms but after learning a lot from VWAS today we have 10 looms and are working with 12 weavers.”