Cotton and Silk Shawl in Champagne and Claret from India, "Chikan Roses in Claret"
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Working with her brother and a handful of local women artisans, Uma Tripathi designs beautiful pieces of clothing from India. She proudly presents her own designs in this cotton and silk blend shawl, decorating it with the chikan technique, where floral patterns are block-printed onto the shawl's champagne body before being embroidered with floral motifs in claret. The artisan finishes the shawl with petite metallic accents that shine in the light.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Revered since the time of the Mughal emperors, chikankari is a unique style of Indian embroidery with 32 variations. It demands great skill and patience. Uma learned this art from her mother and today she teaches chikankari embroidery to her helpers, who in turn often teach it to their daughters.
Uma has a workshop that provides full-time jobs for several women. She also works with women artisans in neighboring villages. They work from home, enabling them to care for their children and families.
Deeply committed to women's empowerment, Uma helps to provide for the education of her four nieces.