Shawls, Stoles, Jackets & Caps
Pure wool range in vegetable and chemical dyed hand weaves
Located in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu Karishma puts to use the arts of spinning, weaving, knitting and crochet that have been in practice since a long time in the mountains. The knitting is primarily done by women in their homes with Angora rabbit wool and Merino wool.
To know more about Kullu Karishma please log on to www.kullukarishma.com
Kumaun Grameen UdyogAn associate of the Central Himalayan Action Group, the Kumaun Grameen Udyog or KGU is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. KGU works with local artisans and producers. As with Kullu Karishma, the knitting is done by women in their homes.
To know more about Kumaun Grameen Udyog and the work they do please visit www.kilmora.in
ChaubundiThe Chaubundi is a traditional hand block printer of the Chippa community of Rajasthan. The hand block print on the shawls is the dabu – a mud resist technique of Kaladera, Rajasthan. The traditional block designs of Kaladera have been used in the geometric and floral motifs.
ChikankariChikankari is a traditional embroidery of Lucknow. Apparently, the word chikan is a derivative of the Persian word chikin or chikeen which means a kind of embroidered fabric. To know more please refer to Chikan – A Way of Life by Ruth Chakravarthy.