Sadhna-Bagru Skirt

Sadhna-Bagru Skirt

€62.00Price

Organic cotton skirt hand-dyed and hand-blockprinted with natural colours. The fabric has been hand-printed by the Bagru community and finished by the women of Sadhna, in Rajasthan (India).

 

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

  • CRAFT TECHNIQUE: Bagru Blockprint

     

    BAGRU, a town at the outskirts of Jaipur, in Rajasthan is one of the textile hubs of India. It is known for centuries for its natural dyeing, Syahi Begar printing, indigo dyeing and wooden hand block printing. Since at least 400 years, Bagru has been home to the Chhipa clan. If combining two Nepal Bhasa words, chhi means "to dye" and pa means “to leave something to bask in sun”.

     

    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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