Batuwo Indigo Khaarek Bag
Shoulder bag inspired in the Batuwo (purse) with the hand-embroidery technique Kharek - typical from the Maru Meghval communities of Kutch region in Gujarat (India) - hand-dyed with natural Indigo colour and made by artisans from Kala Raksha organisation. The traditional Batuwo is made by the bride for the future groom, sent between the engagement and the wedding in exchange of ornaments filled with supari (betel nut), etc. In the wedding the groom wears it with a small dagger.
Ethnic styles express lifestyle. They are practiced by individuals whose heritage is rooted in community rather than land, and considered cultural property.