Handwoven and Embroidered Woolen Open Shawl Jacket
This blue/blue, wine and gold jacket has been crafted from a single handwoven Rabari shawl. This shawl takes approximately 2 days to weave and is woven from a wool blend. After being hand woven, it is then beautifully hand embroidered.
The jacket has a deep red and golden hem woven using metallic zari threads. It also has mirror work done using tiny mirrors and embroidery thread.
This fabric has been sourced responsibly from Bhujodi Village in Bhuj, Gujarat where nomadic tribes hand weave shawls and blankets for their community. The "Vankars" are the weavers of Kutch who travelled from Rajasthan centuries ago picking up and spreading weaving and embroidery traditions along the way. This village is also known as the village of weavers because of the settlers and the songs of warp meeting weft that linger in the air.