Kutchi Leather Aaeena - mirror
Leather Aaeena (mirror) crafted by leather and embroidery artisans from Kutch region in Gujarat, India. Traditionally a collaborative outcome of the Maldhari nomads’ tanning expertise and the Meghwal community’s stitching and embroidering skills.
Geometric patterns punched out give the surface a playful, vibrant character, generally not associated with the ruggedness of thick leather.
Ethnic styles express lifestyle. They are practiced by individuals whose heritage is rooted in community rather than land, and considered cultural property.