Banjara Embroidery - Clutch - Orbs

$69.95

Banjara Embroidery deploys one of the largest stitch vocabularies of any cultural group. Fully committed to strong bold patterns, most motifs are based on a geometry of nested and altered squares. Both mirrors and motifs have auspicious power and are believed to offer protection from harm.

Size is approx. 5" x 9" (13cm x 22cm)

Features: Double-sided traditional embroidery on linen clutch, lined with hand block printed cotton. Zipper closure along top, with an inner pocket. 

Note: Each embroidery piece is one of a kind.

* Embroidery may vary slightly from image shown.

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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.