This piece transports you to a place where handlooms and artistry thrive. The artisans from the Panipat, Haryana region of India have long worked in the textile crafts; each piece of art is lovingly handmade from recycled cotton yarn purchased in local markets and then mill-dyed. The tapestry is woven on a handloom using a foot pedal just as ancient artisans would have done. Measures 16 inches by 28 inches. Sustainable Decor at its best!
The weaving production has transformed the lives of both men and women artisans in Panipat. Men work in the workshops, while women work primarily from home. Women artisans have been given fair employment opportunities which has enabled them to put children back in school and provide them with a good education. The artisan group directly employs ten artisans, most of whom are women. When order sizes are larger, they provide work for other women from the village.
Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand.
Meet the Maker : Asha HandicraftsIndia has always been renowned for its rich silk fabrics, woodcarvings and carpets. However, many of these products are produced in conditions of abject poverty... read more