Buon is Assamese for weaving. Crafted by women in their backyards, by the light of the sun, each piece is alive with the hand of the weaver.
Our sarees, mekhela sadors, dupattas and stoles are woven by the women of Nameri, Assam, many of whom had only woven for themselves so far. As their confidence grew, so did their imagination; solids met stripes, stripes met motifs, motifs became patterns, and along the way the traditional found the contemporary.
Our roots lie in years of work with the people of Assam’s Nameri region.
Having contributed to helping these communities access several government and non-government development programmes, Buon was founded with the aim of creating a market for local weaves, while celebrating our love for textiles. We are committed to evolving an equitable model for handloom weaving, focused on building craft as well as entrepreneurial skill at the grassroots.