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Knitting, A Skill Lost In Time, Says Exhibitor

Lal knits her way to expo with beautiful handiwork   If you decide to go to the 2018 Fiji National Women’s Expo, chances are you will meet Amrita Devi Lal,
22 Jun 2018 10:00
Knitting, A Skill Lost In Time, Says Exhibitor
Amrita Devi Lal with her knitted handicrafts showcased at the 2018 Fiji National Women’s Expo held at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva on June 21, 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Lal knits her way to expo with beautiful handiwork

 

If you decide to go to the 2018 Fiji National Women’s Expo, chances are you will meet Amrita Devi Lal, 30, knitting away or proudly displaying her beautifully-crafted cloths.

She has knitted clothes for dolls with beautiful colour choices and designs, sippy cup warmers, flowers, fans and many more.

This is the second time the mother-of-three is showcasing the talent, she believes, is “lost in today’s time”.

Ms Lal, who is a member of Purvi Mother’s Club in Kinoya, Nasinu, said today’s generation was not aware of the uniqueness and beauty of knitting.

But she did so when she was a little girl when her grandmother would be knitting, just as she is now, and taught her to continue with the skills.

“I think knitting talents are lost in today’s time and it is important for us to know the culture of knitting which used to be done many years back by our mothers and grandmothers,” Ms Lal said.

“It has been taken over by technology and ease of machines.

“I am happy to stand here proudly and showcase my skills and then maybe others will want to learn.

“I spend most of my time knitting, even though it takes a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it because knitting is my passion,” Ms Lal said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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