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Story of Mr. Tandin wangchuk who weaves cloth for living.

 

Have you seen a man weaving cloth in your community?  Well, In Bhutan, we hardly see a man weaving and I agree that most of you have not seen it. Or may I know your opinion on it?  So, today I am going to share a story of a man who found weaving as the most suitable livelihood asset. As a young boy, he used to worry a lot about his life. He used to think of every alternative that would help him to sustain his life until one day when he realized himself growing interesting in weaving. And he is 38-year-old Tandin wangchuk from Tashigang.  He was 3rd born in his family of eight siblings and he had to sacrifice his school days for younger ones. Therefore as a young boy, he learned weaving with utmost interest. It is amazing to know that he used to support his brothers with the little amount he earned by weaving. Isn’t that awesome? Well, he used to weave all types of Traditional Bhutanese dresses including "Kishuthar",  "dwhor" and "karchang" for sale. However, now he has to manage a time between their family store (shop) and the weaving. And today, he shares that he could hardly manage to weave for sale as he has to look after the family store.

As a story collector, what I like about Mr.Tandin is the positive attitude that makes him sound cool. I asked if he has ever faced a situation like ostracism or neglect. Well, I was really happy to learn that he does not care if someone mocks at or neglects him because of his work as long as it supports livelihood. And in fact, it makes sense. To add on, he shares that he has supportive family and good circle of friends. 

Therefore, every one of us should never be scared of enhancing our unique skill which is necessary for the 21st century.  And today Tandin wanted to remind everyone of us about the importance of adjusting our life.


Thank you for reading and keep following to blog for new stories. And contact me if you wanted to share your story. 

                                                                                 

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