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Kachchh Embroidery - Drawstring Bag - Dhebaria Rabari - Maroon & Soft Blue


A versatile drawstring bag that can be used open or cinched, worn over the shoulder or cross body. Featuring beautiful Dhebaria Rabari embroidery on handwoven cotton that is traditionally used by tribal women in Kachchh, India for jackets and utilitarian bags. With an inner zip pocket and hand block printed lining, this bag is the perfect accompaniment to your daily travels.

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. 16" x 11" x 4", adjustable strap drop 13-25".


  • Single-sided traditional embroidery
  • Handwoven cotton bag
  • Hand block printed cotton lining
  • Drawstring closure with tassels
  • Inner zip pocket
  • Adjustable strap

Note: This embroidery piece is one of a kind.

*Embroidery varies - you will receive one of the two pieces shown in the last image.


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.

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