Woven Rug

 3,300.00

  • Craft: Pattu Weaving
  • Material: Cotton
  • Size: 72×36 inches
  • Wash Care: Mild hand wash
  • Delivery: 5-7 Working Days
  • Disclaimer : This product is 100% handmade. Slight imperfections in handmade prodcuts are normal and the final product color may vary slightly.

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Description

About the Craft :: Traditionally found in the Western Rajasthan region, Pattu weaves are thin strips (pattis) woven from locally procured wool that are later sewed together (pattu) to form a variety of products. A unique aspect about this craft form is the Kashida technique where the weaver uses both hands and feet to twine the fabric. Fascinating geometric patterns and motifs are created using the extra weft technique by inserting it after every two picks, that give an impression of fine embroidery. Popular with almost all communities, Pattu is worn by both men and women in Rajasthan and is often used as an exchange of gift on special occasions. Although Sheep and Camel wool were traditionally used by the women to make yarns, Pattu is now also found to be weaved in cotton.
About the artisan: Since its inception UMBVS has been working for the development of vulnerable and weaker sections of society ? especially Dalits, women and children. As industrialisation took over, traditional employment methods began to shrink for an already struggling desert population, UMBVS aimed to revive these for the local populations to have dignified livelihood opportunities. Today the group works works with over 200 weavers (of which around 20 are women) from 12 villages in the north-west of Rajasthan. By reducing the involvement of middlemen from the value chain, the weavers are able to earn better gains through a direct market reach. Together the society of weavers creates a variety of handloom products ranging from Home linen to clothing and accessories.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 46 × 45 × 14 cm