This fabulous cushion cover with Rabari 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.
The Rabari, are an indigenous tribal caste of nomadic cattle and camel herders and shepherds that live throughout northwest India, primarily in the states of Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan. Other Rabari groups also live in Pakistan, especially in the region of the Sindh Desert. The word Rabari translates as outsiders, a fair description of their primary occupation and status within Indian society.
Famed for their use of mirrors with square chain stitches, the Rabari embroiderers 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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