Actress Samyuktha Menon visits weavers village in Palakkad; extends support
Mollywood star Samyuktha Menon expressed solidarity with weavers on the occasion of her birthday. The actress visited Peruvemba handloom village in Palakkad on Friday.
Sharing the experience at the handloom village, Samyuktha took to her Instagram page and shared some pics and videos.
Cherishing a childhood memory, she wrote that she used to see the weaving clusters every morning on her way to school.
“Peruvemba Handloom Village was reintroduced to me in a new context and meaning by Save The Loom. I have been fortunate to be with them this entire year discovering the amazing richness of our handmade heritage and the work its doing to bring pride and attention in telling stories for the future,” wrote Samyuktha.
The ’Theevandi’ actress also found time to visit the houses of some weavers at the village. She showered praises on the skilled weavers who are struggling to revive and protect the handloom industry.
“I went around meeting many weavers at their homes and see them work on their traditional pit looms that they hold so dear, yet keep their children away from. I met the young women who underwent training last year and saw sparkling hope in their eyes to bring new life to a declining craft. The future is in the beauty of handmade. We just need to celebrate and value it more. Another birthday and time for me to reflect within,” penned Samyuktha.
On the work front, Samyuktha was last seen in Asif Ali starrer ‘Under World’ and Tovino starrer ‘Edakkad Battalion 06’. She will be next seen in the upcoming movie ‘Vellam: The Essential Drink’ starring Jayasurya.