Carry a Masterpiece with you Everyday

by - Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Stitchwork maintains living traditions.
It is an expression of the strength of the women who make it.

We carry some of the finest hand embroidery being done today: bold, forceful, Banjara work, jewel-like pieces from tribal communities living in the Kachchh desert in Gujarat.
As befits this exceptional work, we have set the embroidery into products meant to last a lifetime: bags from the Jawaja leatherworkers, pouches made up from strong quilted fabrics, and beautiful cushion covers.

No two pieces are same. See it in our online store or in the Main Maiwa Store on Granville Island.



Maiwa's commitment to embroidery and embroiderers goes deep.
In 2003 we published Through The Eye of a Needle: Stories from an Indian Desert to document the embroidery communities in Kachchh.

And in 2016, Maiwa authors Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin published Textiles of the Banjara: Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe with Thames and Hudson.

Read more about Banjara and Kachchh embroidery cultures on our website. 

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