Indigo Warli shoulder bag

Indigo Warli shoulder bag

€41.00Price

Cotton shoulder bag hand-dyed with natural indigo colour and hand-painted with ethnic motifs inspired in the Warli (Indian indigenous tribe) paintings, by artisans of Sadhna organisation in Rajasthan (India), which provides alternative incomes for women in rural, tribal and urban slum belts of the southern state.

 

Ethnic styles express lifestyle. They are practiced by individuals whose heritage is rooted in community rather than land, and considered cultural property.

  • CRAFT TECHNIQUE: Hand-painting + Indigo

     

    INDIGO is a highly revered dye among the craftsmen. They believe that a cow that drinks the solution becomes stronger and that if they eat with Indigo-stained hands, there won’t be any problems with the food or digestion. They say that Indigo has the power to turn anything natural. Wearing Indigo dyed fabric is thereby considered auspicious.

     

    SADHNA was established in 1988 to provide alternative incomes for women in  rural, tribal and urban slum belts of southern Rajasthan. As these communities were not dependent on agriculture, handicraft was chosen to be introduced to them. Sadhna taught Patchwork, Appliqué and Tanka embroidery skills to the women for them to earn a secure living. Today, Sadhna provides continuous training to women artisans to improve their skills, a support network to them in their villages and a respectable position in their family and society.

     

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