Chekutty from Kerala

Hats off to social entrepreneurs Gopi and Lakshmi for implementing the brilliant idea of creating chekutty dolls from the handloom sarees and clothes destroyed by the Kerala floods 2018. They could raise considerable amount of money to help the weavers who lost their looms and stock. True story of grit and big hearts. Gopi is one person who visited us in person during Kerala floods 2018, just to say Hello to us,…which I can never forget. Wish him great success. I have a chekutty in my car. Since I know the origins of chekutty, and understand the trauma of the floods because we experienced it first hand, and the unity and the fighting spirit we demonstrated as a community during the flood, I have a special bonding to the chekutty doll and the project.