We often give up to the things when we feel we are too old for this or I can’t to do this now but today I gonna share a story which will motivate you like a hell.
Be it taking up a hobby or starting something of our own, many of us start feeling like we’ve already wasted too much time. We tell ourselves that it’s too late.
But Latika Chakravorty’s story will prove all of you wrong.
She’s 89-years-old, has been sewing beautiful things all through her life and it is only now that she has started off with a website of her own!
Latika’s story started in Dhubri, Assam where she was born. Eventually, she got married to Krishna Lal Chakrabarty, an Officer-Surveyor from Survey Of India. After her husband’s demise, she moved in with her son, Captain Raj Chakravorty who serves as an officer with the Indian Navy.
After moving in with her son, Latika travelled throughout the country because of the nature of his job. Wherever Latika went, she picked up fabric in all shapes and sizes. But behind every piece of cloth, she added to her collection, be it a saree or kurta, there was a special story attached. The piece of cloth carried its own culture, style and beauty which Latika took with her whenever she left the place.
While Latika has always enjoyed making new out of the old things she has, she now concentrates on making potli bags. It’s been about four years since she decided to perfect the creation of potli bags after support from her daughter-in-law, Sumita.
From the drawstrings to the main body of the bag, it is all a work of art. Each piece is unique in its design and the history it carries. While there are bags with beautiful mirror work that you can use daily, there’s also splendid silk potlis that will look gorgeous when paired with an outfit for the shaadi season.
The prices start from ₹ 500 but honestly, you can’t put any price of the kind of pieces that Latika crafts with her hard work and love. In fact, she’s already gotten orders from different parts of the world!
While Latika is a one-woman army, she is armed with a life-long friend that has stuck by her side for about 64 years now: her dependable sewing machine.
Talking to Indiatimes about starting Latika’s own website, her son said that Latika’s grandson Joy, who puts up in Germany, was visiting them and was so impressed by his grandma’s work that he decided to set up a site for her by the name of Latika’s Bags. The rest, as they say, is history.
Latika’s story proves that if you have talent and passion, nothing can stop you, especially not your age. Kudos to the lady who is all of 89-years-old and continuing to work towards what she likes