The women — cooperative from the village make a contribution to the adult education project by using their craftsmanship. In August 2015, I visited the village and taught the women of the local cooperative how to make flowers and cushions using felt. I did this because I am convinced that in order to encourage sustainable development, you have to educate adults and also provide support for their economy on a small scale.
The flowers and cushions are made from local sheep’s wool. The women wash and card the wool in their own villages. Flowers bear a special meaning for Ladakhi people. You can see them everywhere in their gardens. They love the dash of colours in the midst of the arid, mountainous landscape. For trekkers, felt flowers and cushions are authentic souvenirs from the village.