KaviKrishna Muga Museum (KKM)

Vision of KaviKrishna Muga Museum : KaviKrishna Muga is a branch of KaviKrishna with a vision of reviving indigenous muga culture in rural Sualkuchi, Kamrup, Assam via indigenous kamrupian information network (IKIN) among cancer patients of KaviKrishna Telemedicine care and weavers of Sualkuchi. With that vision, KaviKrishna muga has produced 40 muga pure thaan with the patients of KTC and established the KaviKrishna living Muga Museum in September, 2019

Skill Development program : At KaviKrishna Muga Museum, skill development program are organized among the weavers , patient families and students.

1. Enhance the Muga work and weavers via patient rehabilitation : Native Weavers are precious artists for KaviKrishna. The patient/weavers families are encouraged to participate in the project by IKIN, where materials and equipment for muga thaan production are provided to the family by KaviKrishna at free of cost. Then, produced muga thaan are bought from them with the market price so they get encouraged to come back in the muga industry and get independent in establishing themselves in the future of muga industry. This IKIN method further rehabilitate the patients not only financially but also mental health.

Research on therapeutic benefits of Muga : KaviKrishna has been working on muga’s several roles in therapeutics. Research students of KaviKrishna Laboratory are working on mice models and human cancer cell lines to explore muga’s therapeutic role. The students of local colleges are obtaining training in muga’s therapeutic role using mice model at mice facility of KaviKrishna through the training program

Academic and research plan on Muga : KaviKrishna would like to promote the tradition and scientific knowledge of muga via KaviKrishna living muga museum engaging a few cancer patient and non-cancer patient weaving family of Sualkuchi. Further, KaviKrishna is developing a defined academic course on muga including the life cycle of muga silkworm (Antheraea assamensis) to production of muga thread and practical exposure of the process by collaborating with local colleges; SBMS College, Sualkuchi and Domdoma College, Domdoma.