Sonam Kunkhyen, 38 years old, and is one of ten women making carpets in Kharnakling for Hatti. Sonam grew up in Chumur before getting married, and then came to the village of Kharnak with her husband. At the time, they use to work the wool together. But as they couldn’t earn enough money to sustain, her husband became a taxi driver. Nowadays, Sonam lives in Kharnakling to work.
It has been five years since she started working here. The knowledge of weaving is passed on
from generation to generation, since her mother and her grandmother were also weavers. For
them, it is important to share their knowledge with their children.