Hand-Embroidered Light Pink Paisley Motif Shawl from India, "Pink Blush"
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This graceful cotton-silk blend shawl is designed by Uma Tripathi and is hand-embroidered with traditional Indian chikankari work, where patterns are block-printed onto fabric to use as a guide for the hand-embroidery. The shawl's natural ivory color is accented with light pink jali paisley, floral blooms and leaves, and tiny metallic details throughout the entire panel. The ends of the shawl are neatly stitched with ivory rayon thread, employing another traditional embroidery style, kamdani, displaying triangle motifs that evoke hills.
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.