Pleated Handwoven and Hand Embroidered Wool Dress


This box pleated dress has been crafted from a handwoven tribal Rabari shawl fresh off the loom from Bhujodi Village in Kutch, India. This shawl takes approximately 2-3 days to weave and is woven from a wool blend. After being woven, it is then beautifully hand embroidered.

The border is woven with golden threads and then hand embroidered with tiny mirrors and colorful threads. This work is done by Banjaran or nomadic women. The hem is finished with small handmade pom-poms.

The dress has a boat neck, three quarter sleeves, pockets and a concealed zipper.  It is 35-36 inches in length.

The shawl from which this dress is crafted has been sourced from Bhujodi Village in 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.

*PLEASE NOTE: This dress is hand embroidered and handwoven due to which the colour and embroidery of motifs on each dress vary which we believe lends to its exclusivity and beauty. The color of the actual dress may vary slightly from the images since the fabric is handwoven and two shawls are the same.