Kachchh Hand Embroidered Wall Hanging - Dhanetah Jat - Piece #20a

$2,400.00

Dhanetah Jat women design and produce exquisite, labour-intensive embroidery. The power of Jat embroidery comes largely from the closely stitched patterns that completely cover the cloth. They take pride in the fact that their "stitches outlive the cloth on which they’re sewn." 

This exquisite one of a kind piece brings the richness of desert cultures into your hands — heirlooms for the future. Each embroidery is a unique expression of the woman who made it. 

Size is approx.  40" x 50" (102cm x 127cm).

Features: Hand embroidered Dhanetah Jat piece set on a silk backing. There is a sleeve sewn along the top and bottom at the back that could be used to fit a dowel or rod for hanging.

*Colours may appear different on different monitors and in different lighting conditions.

 

For centuries embroidery has been an expression of personality ...

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.

As part of our commitment to encouraging exceptional needlework we commission large format embroideries. For many ambitious stitchers, these works give the necessary breadth to express themselves. They design the play of motifs, the border elements, the colour palette and they set to work. Embroideries of this scale may take many months to complete, as the woman do not embroider as a full time occupation. Rather, this embroidery is done among other family tasks, or while visiting in groups with other embroiderers. 

 

This embroidery piece is one of a kind.

Meet the Artisans.