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Celebrating the Life of Asha Bharat Kamble

This past Sunday we lost a dear friend and artisan partner, Asha Bharat Kamble. She lived in Miraj, India and worked alongside friends and family in a weaving group in a Hansen's (formerly known as leprosy) colony. She did sewing, pressing, and organizational work despite suffering from internal damage caused by Hansen's Disease. (Her heart was not strong enough to do the cardiovascular work of weaving.) She was also an expert in making sure everyone was served delicious chai in beautiful teacups which kept us going through the day. It's especially hard to lose someone who is still so young and full...

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