Paako Takiya (cushion cover)

Paako Takiya (cushion cover)

€78.00Price

Cushion cover hand-dyed and made with Paako hand-embroidery technique.

Paako literally means solid or permanent. The name refers to a very tight chain-stitch based style that is practiced by various ethnic communities found mainly in Banni, a savanna between Kutch (north Gujarat, India) and the salt desert that stretches beyond.

Motifs are primarily floral and are sketched on the fabric in mud using needles.

 

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 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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