Since time immemorial the Indian Women are considered as a source of power. Mother is the source of giving life to everyone. The status of Women and the rights were perhaps the most honor in the earliest phases of Indian History and in Vedic Age. An important moment in the history of Indian women folk came in the nineteenth century, which witnessed various political and social movements. During the British rule women organized themselves and started participating in the national struggle for freedom. The final phase of the struggle for freedom revealed the fact that the Indian women could sacrifice anything for a noble cause. These movements and social reforms had created awareness among the poor and the suppressed women and they took to struggle for their own rights.
The craft sector is argued to have significant economic and social significance yet faces many threats and challenges that hamper its growth. It has become especially important to work towards increasing focus on production and encouraging women weavers to understand the value of design vocabularies, timelines, and quality. It is necessary to evolve the roles of the weavers from passive producers to active creators. If not, the sector will cease to generate demand amongst the growing consumers, and the handloom market will become very niche with only a few players who can make quality products.
There is a new aesthetic sensibility emerging that favors homegrown and well-designed products. A hand-woven artisan product has a certain value. And the customer needs to be educated to understand that it is an investment piece, designed to last generations.