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MAIWA

Kachchh Embroidery - Rabari Shoulder Bag with Foldover Top - Pattern 4

$169.95

MAIWA

Kachchh Embroidery - Rabari Shoulder Bag with Foldover Top - Pattern 4

$169.95

Rabari Shoulder Bag: zippered pocket on the back, front pocket, the foldover top contains access to the main compartment. The foldover acts as the closure. Shoulder Strap. This bag can act as a purse or a shoulder bag. The design is based on traditional cloth bags used by travellers and nomadic groups. The foldover top keeps everything safe inside while also granting quick and easy access to the interior. These bags feature the distinctive Rabari stitchwork and shaped mirrors. 

"We feel good that our work is valued by the outside world - everyone should know who the Rabari are."

The Rabari of northwest India are a community of nomads who migrated into Kachchh from the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. Rabari are expert camel breeders, herders and shepherds. Today there are myriad subgroups of Rabari. The main ones in Kachchhare Dhebaria, Vagharia, and Kachchhi. All trace their ancestry back to the mythical Sambal, created by Lord Shiva to look after the camels. Rabari embroidery is some of the best known of the desert communities.

These embroideries bring the richness of desert cultures into your hands — heirlooms for the future. Each embroidery is a unique creation of the woman who made it. No two are the same.

Size is approx. 32 x 37cm  x 8cm / 12.5" x 14.5 x 3.5"

Embroidery is 32 x 41cm / 12.5 x 16" and covers the front and half the back.

Features: zippered pocket on the back, front pocket, the foldover top contains access to the main compartment - the foldover acts as the closure. Shoulder Strap. The body of the bag is made of sturdy quilted linen.

 Note: This embroidery piece is one of a kind.

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