Meet the Artisan
Hariyaben Uttamchand Bhanani
Hariyaben was born in Thar Patiya, Pakistan She was 8 when
her family came to India. They were in a refugee camp in Bakasar Rajasthan 7 years. Then she got married and came to Jura camp. She was there 2 years and then came to Sumrasar. Hariyaben was not educated. There was no school in Bakasar. She learned all kinds of stitching from her mother- suf and kharek embroidery, appliqué, and sewing. She sold her own things for nothing to guides because she didn’t know the value.
“I feel bad about it,” she says.“It was old, real traditional work, with kala and gati. If we had it now, we could go from there.” In Sumrasar, Hariyaben did commercial ...
Wall Hanging (Theme 'Summer Wedding'): Hand Stitched Narrative Art Embroidery (UNESCO’s Seal of Excellence Award)
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- UNESCO’s Seal of Excellence Award
- 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
Narrative wall hangings depict aspects of women’s lives in Kutch. Each piece is unique. Themes include the seasons, historical events, festivals and everyday life. Cotton, natural dyed and hand printed fabrics. Each is signed by the artist (and sometimes labeled) in Gujarati or English. Included is a tag telling the story. Award winning animated documentary film “The Stitches Speak,” based on the work and voices of Kala Raksha narrative artists also available.
The series was awarded UNESCO’s Seal of Excellence Award in 2008.
Natural dyed, hand block printed fabric, hand stitched to natural dyed handloom fabric. Sleeve on reverse for hanging.
About this Narration: Summer Wedding
Summer is our marriage season. The wedding takes place in the bride’s home. I have shown her house open, decorated and full of guests and activity. The ceremony is held outside and always at night. I have shown the couple in our traditional dress, under the mandap, canopy. They circle a sacred fired 4 times very slowly. Sometimes by the time the wedding is finished, the sun is rising. It is the end of summer and rain clouds are gathering for the monsoon to come.
- Dimensions: 12" x 30"
- Material: Cotton, Naturally Dyed
- Brand: Artisan Design
- Use and Care: Hand Wash
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