Size- 16 X 16 inches
Mashru: The uniqueness of this fabric is that it has a silk warp with a cotton weft and traditional designs use a tie and dyed yarn generating a vibrant striped patterning on the fabric. Due to the satin weave technique, threads of flowing silk literally float on the cotton weft; almost akin to a preening beauteous silk lying unfurled over a bed of cotton. In a Mashru garment it is the delicacy of cotton that tantalizes the skin while the vibrancy of silk tantalizes the viewer.
KHAMIR is a platform for the crafts, culture, heritage and ecology of the Kachchh region of Gujarat. KHAMIR works to enable rural creative industries in Kachchh to become profitable and a model of sustainable economic practice. KHAMIR also provides a common roof where artisans and experts with a commitment to craft practice can exchange knowledge, build capacities, offer supportive services and conserve natural and cultural heritage.
Dastkar - Selected Craftspeople
From a large canvas of artisans across India, Dastkar brings selected crafts-persons online on iTokri. The online collection will increase with growing time.
Dastkar works with rural men and women to create indigenous crafts, the skills of which have been passed generation-to-generation. It helps artisans to be self-sufficient and produce unique traditional artworks.
Dastkar, a 'mela' expert, has been organizing crafts fairs across the country since two decades giving international exposure to artisans and beautiful handcrafted bliss to craft-lovers!!
We at iTokri, love them for what they do!!