Crewel work is a special kind of hand-embroidery technique traditionally done in Kashmir. It is made using a hook or “aari” and woolen yarn in single or multicolor shades. The use of woolen yarns on “dusooth” cotton cloth (manufactured in looms locally in Kashmir) sets this work apart. Crewel embroidery was, in the past, used to create elaborate and expensive bed hangings and curtains. Now it is most often used to decorate cushions, handbags, curtains, and other home accessories.
What Am I Made Of?
Base: Handloomed Dusooth
Dimensions: 16X14 Inches (comes with a zip-less pocket inside)
Why This Handbag?
- Beautiful, intricate handwork
- Stylish and boho chic
- Extremely photogenic
- Light and easy to carry
- Supports local artisans and handicrafts
- Slow fashion
Here are some ideas on how to reuse this bag to keep it in circulation after you are done using it –
- Remove the handles and use the bag as a cushion cover by filling it with cotton
- As a pouch to store your makeup products or toiletries in
- As a hanging planter holder by putting a planter inside it
- Donate it
- Resell it
- This product has been crafted by hand and may have slight irregularities or imperfections in color or embellishment. These irregularities are the result of the human involvement in the process and add to the finished products charm while ensuring you have a one-of-a-kind piece.
- Colours may vary slightly
When you buy from us – you are enabling a small, local, woman led business that is supporting local artisans and manufacturers. We hope you’ll join us on our journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
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Please note that we recycle/ reuse the packaging that we receive and use them forward in our packaging.