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MAIWA

Organic Khadi Cotton Hand Stitched Shawl - Simple Stitch

$129.95

MAIWA

Organic Khadi Cotton Hand Stitched Shawl - Simple Stitch

$129.95

This scarf speaks the language of a small weaving village in Kachchh, India. The cotton has been hand spun then handwoven into a loose weave, showing off the variegation and liveliness of khadi (handspun) cotton. It was then passed on to nearby Rabari women for the final touch of the running hand stitch. Traditional Rabari embroidery features precision that with age some embroiders can no longer achieve as eye sight fades. This design was created for an elder woman in the community who was losing her sight, allowing her to continue embroidering.  The result is a charming meandering stitch that holds a great story of adaptation and understanding.

Fibre: 100% Organic cotton

Process:  Handspun, handwoven and hand stitched by master craftspeople in Kachchh, India.

Size is approx. 91 x 232 cm / 36” x 92”