Kachchh Hand Embroidered Wall Hanging - Node - Piece #8a


The Node community are Muslim and are found primarily in the grasslands of Kachchh, India - however some also live in Sindh, Pakistan.  The Node are a community of cattle breeders and farmers and are most often landless. The women in the community are highly skilled embroiderers and embroidery is an integral part of their lives. Their work contains an abundance of floral designs and their stitches are strong, bold and often layered, creating a three dimensional shape to their work. 

This exquisite one of a kind piece brings the richness of desert cultures into your hands — heirlooms for the future. Each embroidery is a unique expression of the woman who made it. 

Size is approx.  23" x 42" (59cm x 107cm).

Features: Hand embroidered Node piece, embroidered on cotton and framed on a silk facing. There is a sleeve sewn along the top and bottom at the back that could be used to fit a dowel or rod for hanging. 

*Colours may appear different on different monitors and in different lighting conditions.


For centuries embroidery has been an expression of personality ...

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.

As part of our commitment to encouraging exceptional needlework we commission large format embroideries. For many ambitious stitchers, these works give the necessary breadth to express themselves. They design the play of motifs, the border elements, the colour palette and they set to work. Embroideries of this scale may take many months to complete, as the woman do not embroider as a full time occupation. Rather, this embroidery is done among other family tasks, or while visiting in groups with other embroiderers. 


This embroidery piece is one of a kind.

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