- Craft: Pankhi Weaving
- Dimensions(LxBxH): 34x24x24 cm
- Delivery: 7-10 Working Days
- Cleaning Instructions: Clean with damp cloth
- Disclaimer : This product is 100% handmade. Slight imperfections in handmade products are normal and the final product color may vary slightly.
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About the Craft :: Virsa women craft is a company recently developed for and by approximately 200 women artisans of Punjab representing 12 villages of two districts. These group of artisans have been supported by a group of designers to rejuvenate six crafts namely punja durries, azarband weaving, charpai weaving, pankhi making, embroidery and crochet. The designers have done scoping, skill enhancement, new design development keeping skill levels and market in mind, thus contemporizing these traditional crafts into marketable products. Women artisans from different villages came together forming village level producer groups followed by a central company. The groups were supported by Dastkar for marketing of their products and providing guidance for product development.
About the Artisan: Shramik Bharti, a grassroots development organization, organized nearly 200 rural women artisans of Punjab under Virsa Women Crafts who are engaged in production of beautiful traditional PunjaDhurrie, Woven Furniture & Lamps, Crochet, Paper Mache products etc. The group has been mentored by Dastkar through the course of its journey.
Majority of Virsa artisans belong to landless Dalit Sikh Community, whose main source of livelihood is labour work done by male members of their families. Shramik Bharti engaged women of various villages in Punjab who could spin, weave, knit and embroider, encouraging them to use their skills to create marketable products such as Punja dhurries, phulkari embroidered products, knitted apparels, to open alternative means of livelihoods while keeping traditional crafts from dying out.
|Dimensions||99 × 99 × 99 cm|