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Kachchh Embroidery - Small Shoulder Bag - Dhebaria Rabari - Earthen

$45.00

A beautiful linen shoulder bag with delightful Dhebaria Rabari applique.  Easy zipper closure with an organizer pocket inside. Perfect size for all your necessities. 

The embroidery of the Dhebaria Rabari (a tribal group living in the Kachchh Desert, 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. 10" x 8" - strap is 48" long.

Features: 

  • Traditional hand embroidered piece on a linen bag. 
  • Zipper closure. 
  • Zipper pocket inside.

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.

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