Paako-Haathee the Elephant

Paako-Haathee the Elephant

€25.00Price

Haathee the Elephant has been stitched, patchworked and hand-embroidered, with the Paako Kutch style from Gujarat (India), by artisans from ethnic communities of the region along with Kala Raksha organisation.

Give it a home and experience a little of your childhood again!

 

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

  • CRAFT TECHNIQUE: Kutch Embroidery (Paako)

     

    PAAKO EMBROIDERY: Paako literally meaning "solid", is a tight square chain and double buttonhole stitch embroidery, often with black slanted satin stitch outlining.The motifs of Paako, sketched in mud with needles, are primarily floral and generally arranged in symmetrical patterns.

     

    KALA RAKSHA is a grassroots social enterprise committed to documenting and promoting existing traditions of art and craft of Kutch region in north Gujarat, India. The Trust maintains a collection of heirloom textiles that functions as a resource base for artisans to study and create exquisite contemporary work.

     

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