Kutch Leather Wallet

Kutch Leather Wallet

€62.00Price

Leather wallet crafted by leather and embroidery artisans from the Kutch region in Gujarat, India.

Traditionally a collaborative outcome of the Maldhari nomads’ tanning expertise and the Meghwal community’s stitching and embroidering skills.

 

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

  • CRAFT TECHNIQUE: Leather Work - in Kutch, Gujarat

     

    IN KUTCH (Gujarat, India) Leather Work was earlier on a partnership between the Maldharis (nomadic pastoralist) experts in tanning, and the Dalit Meghwals (leather, stitching and embroidery craftsmen) migrants from Rajasthan.

    LEATHER WORK was traditionally used to make harnesses for camels and horses, musical instruments, storage containers and footwear, once the local leather was very good, durable and even resistant to water.

    In our days, Kutch Leather Work is a means of business and livelihood for many villages in the region.

     

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