Meet the Artisan
Harkhuben Bhojraj Rabari
Harkhuben grew up in a family of camel herders in Sanosara. She learned embroidery from her mother at the age of 15 when it was time to start working on her dowry. Before joining Kala Raksha, Harkhuben earned by embroidering for other Rabaris in Vandh, and then for Gurjari for four years. Through Kala Raksha, she has attended an Entrepreneurial Development program and a design workshop.
Harkhuben is skilled at mud relief work, beadwork and appliqué as well as embroidery. Her arts have taken her to Delhi four times, Mumbai three times, Ahmedabad and Bhopal. A good artisan, she says, can innovate as well as execute skillfully. Creative and radical, Harkhuben says that if ...
Ethnic Cushion Cover with Embroidery, Mirror and Bead Work (Contemporary Red)
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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
One of our favorites, this cushion cover is a living piece of art. With mirror work, embroidery and bead work, this will adorn your living room as a center piece of attraction.
This cushion cover is embroidered in the style of Rabaris, camel herding nomads of Kutch. It is decorated with the traditional khajlo pattern, an old design using mirrors shaped into triangles, called kali tak.
About Rabari Embroidery
Rabari embroidery is unique to the nomadic Rabaris. Essential to Rabari embroidery is the use of mirrors in a variety of shapes. Rabaris outline patterns in chain stitch, then decorate them with a regular sequence of mirrors and accent stitches, in a regular sequence of colors. Rabaris also use decorative back stitching, called bakhiya, to decorate the seams of women's blouses and men's kediya/ jackets. The style, like Rabaris, is ever evolving, and in abstract motifs Rabari women depict their changing world. Contemporary bold mirrored stitching nearly replaced a repertoire of delicate stitches.
- Dimensions: 12" x 12"
- Material: Cotton, naturally dyed
- Brand: Artisan Design
- Use and Care: Hand Wash
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