Our Journey So far
Our love for heirloom Indian art and hand embroideries made us dive into the ecosystem of unifying the traditional handcraft techniques on indigenous handwoven textiles and creating pieces for an evolving environment.
We aim to handcraft each piece by reviving our vintage Indian embroidery techniques and manifest our artisan skills in a new light for today's conscious space.
With our collections we have explored the vocabulary of Kantha embroideries through compositions found in books written on 'Indian Bengal kantha' consisting of pictorial representation of 19th century quilts and wall hangings made by women for domestic use.
Kantha is a form of embroidery practised by rural women which originated in the state of West Bengal and Bihar, India. Kantha comprises of the simplest stitch in the language of embroidery – the running stitch.
We have also worked with a small group of Rabari women to create motifs on cotton ecru kaftans and dresses using traditional colour compositions used in Rabari embroideries. (Rabari/Ahir embroidery - Sankli or open chain stitch is a style of needlework practiced by the women of the Ahir community, Kutch district, that is characterized by ornate geometric patterns following one another in elaborate rhythmic rows) In the coming years we aim to craft a new space with Indian art and textiles to create global and contemporary pieces.
Our hand embroideries are carried out by an all women organisation based in Bihar and a small group of women on the outskirts of Delhi
We work primarily with Handwoven Kala Cotton (It is purely a rain fed crop, indigenous to Kutch, Gujarat and organic by nature. No pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are used to grow this crop)
Handwoven muslin : A small weaver cluster from Bengal
Pattern, Stitching and Packaging: Is carried out in our workshop in Delhi with a small team of pattern master, tailors and two women for quality check, hailing from different parts of the city
Our pieces are made in small batches, in different parts of North India as every step of the production is time intensive and handmade.
In the last six years, we have created strong and deep relationships with a team of weavers and dyers and hope to spread and strengthen our ties and create an ecosystem where the love for slow and handmade products keep us afloat in this fast paced environment.