Warm White Embroidered Sheer Cotton and Silk Blend Shawl, "Elegant Blossom"
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Indian artisan Uma Tripathi designs this elegant sheer shawl that exhibits the graceful beauty of nature. The warm white cotton and silk blend shawl is adorned with pretty floral motifs using the ancient tradition of chikankari embroidery. Miniscule silver metallic work called kamadani adds a sparkling accent to the design. The ends of the shawl are decorated with intricate crochet lace that accentuates the luxurious allure of the accessory.
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.