Kachchh Embroidery - Clutch - Dhebaria Rabari - Night Blue

$39.95

A one of a kind Dhebaria Rabari embroidery on a handy zip pouch. This unique piece makes a great clutch bag, organizer for art supplies, and keeper of special items.

The embroidery of the Dhebaria Rabari (a tribal group living in Kachchh, India) is a distinct combination of stitch and appliqué. The aesthetic is immediately recognizable and unlike the work of any other group.

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. 5" x 9.5" (13cm x 24cm)

Features: Double-sided traditional embroidery, zipper closure along top, with a long inner zip pocket. 

Note: Each 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.