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Product Code
496-MSRU07
Quantity
1 In stock

Price

$198

Craft

Aari Work

Short Description

Crewel Embroidery; Kashmiri Gabba

As these are handmade, please consider that there is a possibility of there being some variance between the image and the product received. 

Nature is splendid colours! Kashmiri craftsmen have a way with colours. Blues and yellows are mixed with pinks and reds to create magic on any fabric. This Gabba or rug or carpets made of woolen felt in classic Kashmiri Crewel work has a dark base upon which are embroidered in absolute symmetry and delicate poise the pattersn Kashmiris fidnbeloved; Chinaar and vines running along as if to symbolize the gurgling streams of Jammu and Kashmir.

Weight4 KgsLength88 Inches
Width52 InchesProduct MaterialWool
Aari needlework is practiced in numerous regions such as in Kashmir and Kutch (Gujarat). This work involves a hook, worked from the top but fed by silk thread from below with the material spread out on a frame. It creates loops, and replications of these lead to a line of chain stitches. The fabric is stretched on a frame and stitching is done with a long needle termination with a hook such as a crewel, tambour (a needle similar to a very fine crochet hook but with a sharp point) or Luneville work. The extra hand feeds the thread from the underside, and the hook brings it up, making a chain stitch, but it is much faster than chain stitch done in the usual way: looks like machine-made and can also be embroidered with sequins and beads - which are retained on the right side, and the needle goes inside their holes before falling below, thus locking them to the fabric. This work is popular for its delicate and finest threadwork which improves the quintessence of hand embroidery. Aari work has always been considered one of the most tedious forms of needle work. Today, with the assistance of innovative stitching procedures, and the role of more artisans, it takes reduced time to complete the embroidery work on an outfit.
Mustaani represents small rural communities that cannot leverage e-commerce due to inadequate access to learning or technology infrastructure and smart phones. The products displayed are from the artisans and Mustaani coordinates the Buyer-Seller interface for them.

Mustaani hales from Gurugram Haryana and has roots deep into the Himalayan valley, the desert sands and the coastal plains of incredible India. The driving passion is to reveal the refinement and rich heritage behind the skill and innovation of the Indian Craftspersons who prevail in their pursuit for excellence despite limited financial or infrastructural support. When you buy from Mustaani at CraftsBazaar Craftspersons benefit directly.
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These are best cleaned by dusting off, sponging-off or else by Dry-clean only as colours may run or strong detergents may harm them. Traditionally they are used for generations.
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