Presenting the most extensive collection of contemporary embroidery from the Kutch region of Northwestern India.
A collaboration between the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS) co-operative and Maiwa Handprints, this book documents and expands on the first international exhibition of the co-operative's work. Complete with a survey of popular motifs, descriptions of the five tribal communities featured in the exhibition, and intimate portraits of the women, their work, and life in the harsh and unforgiving desert landscape.
96 pages full colour, 8.5 x 8.5", softcover
Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin
Foreward by Rosemary Crill
The Banjara, an ethnic group composed of semi-nomadic tribes found throughout the Indian subcontinent, are renowned for their highly colorful textiles. Embellished with mirrors, shells, and intricate embroidery, Banjara work displays a surprisingly modern aesthetic. Created to showcase embroidery skill, protect the owner from harm, and channel auspicious powers, the Banjara technique is unique in India and is a celebration of the strength of the women who practice it.This is the first book devoted to the traditional clothing and embroidery of the Banjara, illuminating their long history and investigating their links with the European Roma.
Hardcover, 10" x 12", full colour, 108 pages.
A rich visual journey through the many areas where the Maiwa Foundation works. Meet the craftspeople and learn about Maiwa's role in promoting the development of exceptional artisans. All proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to the Maiwa Foundation.
12" x 10" 108 pages, full colour, hardcover.