Generally speaking, Uttarakhand has few women weavers. The villages in the tons river valley, however, are an exception; most weavers there are women. Similarly, many villages in the Kinnaur area of Himachal Pradesh are women. One day I would like to research the reasons for this. Pat and I visited the Tons valley and Kinnaur in 2006 and had the privilege to meet many of these very creative people. Here is a weaver from Jakhol village in Tons valley.