Gita Sunuwar, Bhutanese-Nepali knitting and crochet

Summary: 

Photos of Gita Sunuwar at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, practicing Bhutanese-Nepali crochet.

Fieldnotes: 

Like many other Bhutanese-Nepali women, Gita Sunuwar learned how to knit and crochet while living in refugee camps as a child so she could support her family by making and selling clothing and household items. Sinuwar was resettled in Rochester several years ago. She now depends on her handiwork as a source of income much less. During a 2018 event at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Sinuwar explained that she enjoys choosing expressive colors and using traditional motifs in new ways. Once an occupation, her intricate, careful art is now recreation.

Location: 
657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
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Culture: 
Bhutan
Date: 
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Rights: 
New York Folklore, info@nyfolklore.org