Unnayan promotes “ JANANI “ and its Golden Grass Handicrafts.

Kaincha (Golden Grass) handicrafts are woven by the women artisans of “Janani” a federation with 350 artisans from 9 villages in Balikuda Block of Jagatsinghpur districts , Orissa, India.

Kaincha weaving is a traditional craft practiced exclusively by women with the skills passed on from one generation to the next. Kaincha, a wild grass, grows abundantly in and around rice-fields and is collected after the first monsoon showers. The grass is dried, and then split into thin slivers. The split fibres are then woven into Kaincha handicrafts. Sometimes artisans dye Kaincha in bright colours.

When you purchase one of these beautiful, hand woven, eco-friendly articles you contribute to preserving an age old craft while empowering the rural woman socially and economically. All profits from the sale of Kaincha articles go directly to the women artisans of “Janani”.





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HIG- 185, Kanan Vihar Phase - 1
PO Patia, Bhubaneswar – 751031
Orissa, India
Ph - +91-674-274-1112, 274-1198
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