Female inmates turn cocoons into artworks in Mysore
Thursday, 4th February 2010
The female inmates of Mysore Central Jail have made positive use of the hours spent serving their sentences, by exhibiting their talent in turning cocoons into colourful garlands, flower vases, dolls and miniatures.
Displaying self-reliance and a willingness to lead a reformed life, these inmates have turned to cocoon craft to earn a livelihood and feed their dependants.
With 7,000 to 8,000 cocoons per kg fetched at Rs 100, they produce eight to ten garlands of different colours, which are sold for more than Rs 200.
Publication : Express Buzz