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Jute-weaving sustained generations of women in India. Now they are fighting to save it.

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  • Women in West Bengal, India, have been weaving jute into mats for generations.
  • Many Rajbanshi women depend on the craft to make their livelihoods.
  • But mass-produced mats are flooding the market and threatening to put them out of business.

Women of the Rajbanshi tribe in West Bengal, India, have been weaving jute into mats, bags, and other products for generations. Many depend on the craft to make their livelihoods. But mass-produced mats are flooding the market and threatening to put them out of business.

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