APPLIQUE AND EMBROIDERY
For our sustainable fashion line we also use applique work and embroidery as well as the intricate tie & dye (bhandani). We work closely with the women of the nomadic Rabari tribe of Kutch and include their valuable textile skills on our garments. They are laden with auspicious symbols which Rabari believe ward off malign influences and express their distinctive aesthetic style. The women sing and laugh as they embroider and manufacture at their homes while their men are herding camels and sheep in the grasslands of Kutch. The popular embroidery reveals the close cultural ties between Gujarat, Rajasthan and Sindh in Pakistan where rural communities share common styles of decoration which stands out in the stark, barren landscape bursting with color, joy and energy. Traditional dress codes, colour and embroidery signal of which community, age, religion and marital status one person is.