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Desert Flowers - the Embroidered Textiles of Afghanistan.

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Desert Flowers - the Embroidered Textiles of Afghanistan.

Our talk to the Embroiderers Guild continued the theme of embroidered wedding shawls with an excursion to Afghanistan where the embroidery style is mostly geometric in design. 

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Desert Flowers - the Embroidered Textiles of Rajasthan & Gujarat.

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Desert Flowers - the Embroidered Textiles of Rajasthan & Gujarat.

It seems that the more barren the landscape the greater is the desire for colour and the women of all these regions use colourful embroidery to embellish clothes and furnishings. 

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Kantha Scarves with a Vintage Twist

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Kantha Scarves with a Vintage Twist

Kantha scarves are handstitched using both long and short strokes giving texture to the silk that you just want to reach out and touch. 

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My Favourite Things - Appliqued Bedspreads from Barmer

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My Favourite Things - Appliqued Bedspreads from Barmer

Our beautiful Appliquéd Bedspreads from Barmer are made by a process of reverse appliqué, a technique where one of two layers of fabric is cut away to produce a pattern, and embroidery added to the exposed under-layer.

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Kantha Quilts and Scarves

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Kantha Quilts and Scarves

Kantha is a type of embroidery stitching typical of rural Bengal. Village women repurpose old saris to make quilts, shawls and cushions to create a new item - what we would today call upcycling.

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