Garasia Jat work similarly "belongs" specifically to Garasia Jats, Islamic pastoralists who originated outside of Kutch. Garasia women stitch an array of geometric patterns in counted work based on cross stitch studded with minute mirrors to completely fill the yokes of their churi, a long gown. This style, displaying comprehension of the structure of fabric, is unique in Kutch and Sindh
Kala Raksha is committed to excellent quality and eco-friendly, natural materials. The Trust also strives to maximize local production, creating a network that benefits Kutchi artisans. Where local production is not possible, raw materials are procured from other artisan groups. Most of our textile products begin with 100% cotton and wool handloom. Our 100% matka silk is produced by a cooperative in Bihar.
The handloom fabric is dyed locally with natural dyes brewed from roots, flowers, leaves and fruits. Labor intensive, these dyes are beautiful and non harmful to the dyers and you.
Finally, our products are hand embroidered by KALA RAKSHA' s highly skilled women artisans in our hallmark subtle tonal color ways. The embroidery and patchwork motifs draw on the rich traditions of the artisans' native styles. Many designs are passed down from family members; some have been revived by inspiration from KALA RAKSHA' s permanent collection; some are the contemporary...