Meet the Artisan
Salmabai Ismailbhai Jat
Salmabai was born in Sumrasar Jatwali. Her father makes charcoal and does manual labor. Her mother embroiders for Kala Raksha. She has two sisters and three brothers. She is the 2nd child. Salmabai’s grandfather Ibrahimbhai has been Kala Raksha’s Jat embroidery coordinator since 1998.
Salmabai did not attend school. She went to the local madrasa for a while but left because she felt the mulana was not good. She learned to read and write through Kala Raksha basic education classes. Two years ago, she began to learn embroidery. She learned by herself, watching. She and four our five other girls sit at Fatmabai’s house and practice. So far, she has not done ...
Ethnic Cushion Cover with Hand Stitched Embroidery
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- Vibrant, stylish and intricate
- Artisan Design Brand product. An Artisan Design Brand product is not just executed, but designed by the artisan who produced it. Your guarantee of a genuine work of art!
- Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Artisan, included with the product
- Cushion cover does not include pillow
About this Fair Trade Product
Embellish your living room with this fabulous vibrant multi colored cushion cover. Made out of naturally dyed cotton, this is a perfect combination of comfort and style. The colors in the cover will provide a focal point for your living room by pulling all the colors in the room together.
This cushion cover is decorated with the intricate cross stitch work of Jat artisans. The Jats originated in Halab, the ancient name for the city Aleppo, in northern Syria, at the end of the Silk Road. The patterns used are very old; traditionally they decorate the yoke of a woman’s dress.
About Jat Embroidery
Garasia Jat work similarly "belongs" specifically to Garasia Jats, Islamic pastoralists who originated outside of Kutch. Garasia women stitch an array of geometric patterns in counted work based on cross stitch studded with minute mirrors to completely fill the yokes of their churi, a long gown. This style, displaying comprehension of the structure of fabric, is unique in Kutch and Sindh.
- Dimensions: 16" x 16"
- Material: Cotton, Naturally Dyed
- Brand: Artisan Design
- Use and Care: Hand Wash
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