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Beautifully feminine, this delightful shawl showcases India's chikankari hand embroidery. Uma Tripathi works in black on black to create beautiful roses. Achieved with flat stitches of metallic threads, kamandani accentuates the wrap.
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 workers, they in turn often teach it to their daughters.
Uma has a workshop that provides full-time employment for 15 women. She also works with women artisans in neighboring villages. These 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.