Artisans Alliance Jawaja
The Artisans Alliance of Jawaja (AAJ) represents an association of weavers (Jawaja Weavers Association, or JWA) and leather workers (Jawaja Leather Association, or JLA), located in the Jawaja block of Ajmer District in Rajasthan. AAJ has a history of 35 years, and a national and international reputation for the quality of its hand-made products as well as for the experiment in self-reliance which its extraordinary history represents. The segment of AAJ that makes the textile products comprises of the weavers, Jawaja Weavers Association (JWA). The weavers are from the town of Beawar Khas in the block of Jawaja.
The weavers are a small group of people weaving fantastic weaves, all from scratch. They procure very crude form of raw materials and then do all the processes to churn out a beautiful weave.
The products the weavers make are mainly Floor Mats or Carpets, Yoga Mats, Prayer Mats, Bed Covers, Shawls, Cushion Covers. The beauty of the weaves they make are from the very fact that they are all hand woven and hand spun.