Kachchh Embroidery - Tote Bag - Ahir - Evening Blooms

$98.95 $68.00

Ahir embroidery is often bold featuring motifs of geometric shapes, floral patterns, animals and birds.  Their style predominantly has an outline called Sankdi around the mirrors with filling stitches called Vano. Characteristically, Ahir embroidery has round mirrors.

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. 13" x 17" x 4" (33cm x 43cm x 11cm), handle drop 11" (29cm).

Features: Single-sided traditional hand embroidered piece paired with a durable, handwoven cotton with a simple running stitch throughoutTraditionally this fabric is used by tribal women in Kachchh, India for jackets & utilitarian bags. Featuring zipper closure, inner zip pocket and sleeve, and two handles which can be worn over the shoulder or carried in hand.

Note: Each embroidery piece is one of a kind.

* Embroidery may vary slightly from image shown.

 

*All discounted items are final sale

 

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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.