Vankar Visram Valji is a veteran weaver from Bhujodi, Kutch. In his early days, he struggled to make a living from his craft. His dedication and belief in his traditional skills was rewarded when he received a National Award in 1974. Opportunities followed, and there has been no turning back. His 6 sons work with him at the family weaving enterprise, the largest producer and supplier of woolen shawls and blankets in Bhujodi. Four of them are National Awardees, and another received the UNESCO Seal of Excellence. Vankar Visram Valji supplies to leading stores in India and abroad. He also participates in select exhibitions in cities like Delhi and Mumbai.