Global Images Contest 2008-2009

Tapestries for Living

Honorable Mention

A gifted craftswoman from Hampi in the region of Karnataka in Southern India shared her story about making a living for her son Amr and her daughter Priya. Treating us to a cup of delicious Indian chai, she reflectd on her life in the village of Hampi and told us that she could secure food and good education for her children by making beautiful tapestries and selling them to foreign tourists, whom the small village of Hampi attracts each year with its beautiful temples and boulder-strewn hills.

Vennie Encheva ’10