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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 2527-2533

Problems Faced by Camel Leather Artisans in Rajasthan
Swati Acharya* and Sudha Babel
Department of Textiles and Apparel Designing, CCAS, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan-313001, India
*Corresponding author

Rajasthan has a rich cultural heritage and prolonged tradition of leather craft. Camel leather artisans play a vital rolein the cultural heritage i.e. something which is inherited from one’s ancestors. The study took place in major district of Rajasthan on the basis of concentration of camel leather artisans in Bikaner, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. From each districts three areas were selected purposively which were dominated by camel leather workers. The sample of respondents constituted of sixty taking, fifteen from each of the four identified districts, including those who were involved in camel leather work directly or indirectly. Data revealed that cent per cent of the respondents reported that high cost of raw material, time constraint and finance were the major problems faced by camel leather artisans. Health is the main concern of the researcher and found that cent percent of the respondents suffers from various health issues i.e. orthopaedic disorders, blurred vision, body itching, sleep problems, breathing problems, scabies a skin condition caused by a burrowing mite and hand pain in varying frequencies. It is concluded that proper incentives, trainings and facilities should be provided for mitigating the problems of artisans.

Keywords: Heritage, Artisans, Leather, Orthopaedic, Scabies, Inherited

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Swati Acharya and Sudha Babel. 2019. Problems Faced by Camel Leather Artisans in Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 2527-2533. doi:
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