Guda Srinu, an award-winning master weaver based in Puttapaka, Telangana state, India, tells us about the weaving of Telia Rumals
“Weaving a Telia Rumal is a skill. From the preparation of the yarns to their resist-dyeing with natural dyes, setting the loom and weaving the yarns carefully to obtain neat motifs, each step requires effort, time, patience and skill. It is like the work of a software engineer. It has to be deliberate and perfect”, says Guda Srinu, 49, a master weaver based in Puttapaka, a village in Nalgonda district, about 60 kms from Hyderabad, Telangana state, India. He aptly makes this comparison as Hyderabad, the state capital, is one of India’s major hubs for the Information Technology industry and is popularly known as “Cyberabad".