KMVS Embroidery from the Desert

by - Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New embroidered work from
Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan

Women artisans of the Kutch desert have been known for centuries as some of the finest embroiderers in the world. The recent resurgence of highly skilled work is due in large part to the efforts of the KMVS co-operative. The group is known for fantastically detailed work that covers every inch of the cloth. The embroidery is bold and colourful and speaks in a voice as strong as the tribal women who are proud to claim this incredible work as their own.

Maiwa has just received a shipment of embroidered works from KMVS. A large variety of bags, cusion covers and small pieces.

Now, for the first time, select pieces will be available online. Because each piece is unique (reflecting the unique personality of the maker) items listed in the online store will have an inventory of only one. These are one-of-a-kind items.

A display of the new arrivals is also to be found in the Maiwa main store on Granville Island.

The embroiderers are members of the KMVS co-operative thier work is the subject of an international exhibition a 30 minute documentary and a 96 page full colour book.

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