basket weaving

Tsering Mutup, 63 years old, is a basket weaver living in Chuchot. He grew up in this village, which is half an hour away from Leh, where his father taught him the craft. He has been doing this for twenty years.

He started to learn when he was still in school. It was his dream to follow in his father’s footsteps. Originally, they used to make baskets for their personal use, but now this art is vanishing.