Meet the Artisan
Karimabai Adhrehman Jat
The eldest of 8 sisters, Karimabai grew up in Mankuva, where she lived on her grandparents’ farm and helped tend the cattle til 1999. Though she never attended school, she learned Gujarati from Patel neighbors and, once she moved to Sumrasar Jatwali, in Kala Raksha classes.
After the earthquake of 2001 destroyed the village, Karimabai learned embroidery from a relative and earned through Kala Raksha’s matching grant rehabilitation program. She learned one pattern on a spectacle case and taught herself the rest. Through Kala Raksha, Karimabai participated in the 2005 Sharad Utsav mela, and in 2006 participated in a design workshop conducted by Reena Panchal. During ...
Table Runner with Hand Stitched ‘Jat’ Embroidery and Beadwork (Midnight Black)
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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
About this Fair Trade Product
Enrich your interior décor with this table runner that’s woven by hand. The embroidery and beadwork are artistically perfected for style.
Kala Raksha runners are based on the bokani, a scarf traditionally worn to cover a groom’s ears when he came by camel for his wedding. This runner 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 52"
- Material: Cotton, Naturally Dyed
- Brand: Artisan Design
- Use and Care: Hand Wash
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