Imarti - Rabari Mirror-work cushions (16x16”) Mauve
Each cushion is embellished with circular ‘imarti’ motifs in mirror work. The mirrors have been hand embroidered on handspun and handwoven khadi, by the Rabari women of Kutch.
- Made in conjunction with NGOs
- Size: 16x16”
- Colour: Mauve
- Fillers sold separately
Spot clean gently in cold water
- Handle with care. Mirrors are fragile
The Rabaris are a nomadic herding community of Kutch and probably migrated to India from Iran through Balochistan. While the men graze and breed camels, the women embroider with shards of glass melted from the sands of Kutch. The tradition behind their embroidery is that once a girl is born within a family, her mother embroiders elaborate clothes and other articles in preparation for her dowry while simultaneously teaching her daughter the craft. The cooperative we work with helps ensure sustainable employment for these women through their craft.
Each piece has been lovingly handcrafted for you by a Rabari woman working with a cooperative in Kutch. Please allow for slight variations and artefact that accompany handmade work.