Size: 26 x 17 cm
This large blue 100% cotton pouch is hand embroidered with a floral grid pattern in a light yellow and is lined with the same colour, it closes with a zip. The embroidery techniques used are over a thousand years old, they are based on the practises of the Kathiawadi desert nomads and are being kept alive by the Gujarati artisans of St Mary’s, one of our fair trade partners in India.
St Mary’s teaches rural women who have migrated to the city of Ahmedabad, in western India, to use their traditional Kathiawadi style of embroidery and mirror work to generate essential income. Women from all religious beliefs unite within this group where education and healthcare are also provided.