An Embroidery Lesson

A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed a lovely visit to a village north of Bhuj and was given a brief lesson in the type of couching embroidery these women do so well. It was a privelege to be welcomed into this village with the genuine hospitality that survives when visits from travellers are carefully managed.


  • The reverse

wedding veil


A Kutchi blockprint artist travelling with us was delighted to find that one of the village elders possessed some cotton bandhani pieces executed long ago by his grandfather.



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  1. By searching on the iternet I found your web-log.I,m as fascinated by tribal textiles as you are.I visited almost the same countries an last february I was in Kutch for the second time.I think the lady on the photo is the same lady i met for a week in Kutch.She was german.
    Just like you I,ve a collection of textiles from all the countries I visited.It,s very nice to meet a fellowcollector.I will follow you further on this web-log.
    Best wishes,
    Thera Tegel

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