Heritage

The embroiders of Kutch

Print edition : March 18, 2016

Haalepotra women embroidering their characteristic bold and colourful patterns in a satin stitch. Photo: Neela Kapadia

Chanda Shroff, the founder of Shrujan, with her husband, Kantisen, and daughter, Ami Shroff, and Garasiya Jat women at the inauguration of the LLDC on January 23. Photo: Courtesy: LLDC

The Living and Learning Design Centre, which is near Ajrakpur village. Photo: Courtesy: LLDC

Ahir embroidery at a gallery in the LLDC, which is near Ajrakpur village. Photo: Courtesy: LLDC

Rabari women no longer wear ornaments or embroidered garments because of a community diktat, but their craft survives because of Shrujan and the LLDC. Photo: Ajit Patel

Chandaben with two of her oldest and most talented craftswomen, Sariyaben and Parmaben of the Ahir tribe. Photo: Neela Kapadia

The Living and Learning Design Centre in a Kutch village is about dialogue between contemporary designers and traditional artisans and about keeping crafts relevant.
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