This fabulous cushion cover with Paako embroidery was bought from a Fair Trade organisation in the Kutch area in western Gujarat, India.
It measures 40 x 40 cm
Embroidery is a rich tradition in the Kutch area, with over 42 distinct styles having been identified. These embroideries are practiced by 12 different communities.
This is a style of embroidery unique to the nomadic Rabari people of western Gujarat, India. Famed for their use of mirrors with square chain stitches, the Rabari also have a vast repertoire of lesser known stitches from delicate back stitches to playful applique work. Every motif is named and has a particular significance. Rabari women draw upon these resources to depict their changing lifestyles and traditions.
Only two in stock.
Being hand made, there may be minor variations in colour and design.
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