16 January, 2021

Pabiben Rabari : Global fame and lady entrepreneur from kutch in Kaun Bange Crorepati (KBC)

Pabiben Rabari is from Bhadroi Village in Anjar Taluka of Kutch, Gujarat. She started embroidery work at an early age and invented a new embroidery art form called 'Hari Jari'. Rabari formed a company to produce a line of shopping bags called the Pabi Bag


Pabiben-Rabari :  Global fame and lady entrepreneur from kutch in Kaun Bange Crorepati (KBC) Pabiben Rabari in KBC

Pabiben dropped out of school after standard IV, and then later she has started the Embroidery Work. 

Born in the Kukadsar village of Gujarat’s Kutch, education was a distant dream for Pabiben. Her mother, Tejuben, was a young widow struggling to raise three daughters. Being the eldest, Pabiben decided to alleviate her burden by fetching water for the villagers. 

Today, this tribal Rabari woman is a renowned entrepreneur who runs Pabiben.com, an artisan enterprise that empowers tribal women to become economically independent and keeps the Rabari embroidery tradition alive. 

While she never had the privilege to hold a book, as a young girl armed with a needle and vibrant threads, Pabiben learned the art of traditional Rabari embroidery from her mother. 

It was a custom in the community where women would take embroidered pieces as dowry to the homes of their husbands. So girls stayed back at their parental homes to finish those pieces. When the village elders realized that this was leading to late marriages, they banned embroidery for personal use.
 
Pabiben-Rabari :  Global fame and lady entrepreneur from kutch in Kaun Bange Crorepati (KBC) Pabiben Rabari in KBC


An inspiration for all women 

No wonder, a lady like Pabiben Rabari is an inspiration for all women who should shape their own future, and those of their families and future generations. She is an idol to many in her community. At present, there are around 50 women from her village working with her but she aims to help more women to create their identity with the help of their artistic talent. 

Women in Business salutes women like Pabiben Rabari, who is working using her skills and empowering not only herself but many other women of rural India.

Pabiben Rabari in KBC

Pabiben-Rabari :  Global fame and lady entrepreneur from kutch in Kaun Bange Crorepati (KBC) Pabiben Rabari in KBC



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