Pakko embroidery done on this beautiful cushion cover. Made up of mashru fabric with hand embroidered mirror work done by craftswoman in Kutch region of Gujarat. Artisanal Community : Harijan Meghwar
The Meghwar women are highly skilled embroiderers who follow their traditional centuries-old designs and innovate new onesthrough improvisation. Their motifs are mostly floral and geometrical; with scorpion and peacock patterns being used frequently. Embroidery styles are mainly Pakko, Neran, Kharek and Kambhiri. Pakko, translating to “Strong”, is portrayed through bold floral and geometrical designs that are fairly large. Neran, translating to “Eyebrow”, is a much smaller stitch and appears as tiny, chaotic representations of the eyebrow shape. Kharek means “Date fruit”, which is incorporated as such in their embroideries. Kambhiri is the name of a stitch with a strong linear design.
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Qasab was set up as an initiative in 1997 to revitalise the embroidery craft of Kutch and reposition its cultural diversity by designing a business model that could not only create sustainable livelihood opportunities for embroidery craftswomen in the remote areas of Kutch, but also become a platform for them to express their creativity. Qasab in Kutchi means craft skill. The Producer Company ensures that the artisans earn a dignified income and these creators of such exquisite embroidery secure monetary benefits that are rightly theirs. Qasab has been formally structured and registered as a Producer Company owned by traditional craftswomen. It is a collective,socio-cultural enterprise comprising 1,200 rural master craftswomen from 11 ethnic communities spread across 62 villages in the arid interiors of Kutch. It has been for the last seventeen years re-interpreting and re-positioning the traditional embroideries of Kutch, building on the styles of each of the communities associated with the producer company.