Former e-hailing driver now crafts home decor pieces with concrete


Thilagawathi explained that the pandemic has taught her the importance of being versatile and open to learning new skills. Photos: Thilagawathi Rajoo

It's the second week of Ramadan, and crafter Thilagawathi Rajoo, 42, puts the final touches on her handmade concrete decorative items.

She’s just made succulent planters and cylindrical shaped containers with geometric patterns – a common feature of Islamic art – and a few concrete pots are coated with blue acrylic paint, complete with hand-painted gold crescents, stars and lanterns.

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