Kachchh Embroidery - Carry Bag - Dhanetah Jat - Red Suns

$198.95

Dhanetah Jat women design and produce exquisite, labour-intensive embroidery. The power of Jat embroidery comes largely from the closely stitched patterns that completely cover the cloth. They take pride in the fact that their "stitches outlive the cloth on which they’re sewn."

These embroideries bring the richness of desert cultures into your hands — heirlooms for the future. Each embroidery is a unique expression of the woman who made it. No two are the same.

Size is approx. 13.75" x 13.5" x 3", handle drop 10".

Features: Single-sided intricate traditional embroidery on a linen carry bag. Zipper closure, 2 inner side pockets, plus a zipper pocket along the back panel. 2 straps that can be worn on the shoulder or carried in hand.

Note: This embroidery piece is one of a kind.

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The language of stitches builds within a community over hundreds of years. It is a source of identity that is transferred from one generation to the next. It is learned in the same way a spoken language is learned; with children sitting beside the adults. In an oral culture the stitched language records everything of importance from the epic to the personal.

Maiwa works with embroiderers through many co-operative structures within India. The women embroider, design, market and innovate as entrepreneur artisans. The goal is financial self-determination and empowerment through education and a clear sense of the value of their work.

Meet the Artisans.