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Thari Embroidery Lawn Frock

Thari Embroidery Lawn Frock

Regular price $60.00 NZD
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About the Kurti:

These Kurtis are all in the same style and differ in embroidery and color that you can select from the variants.

They are on all Lawn Cotton fabric and hand embroidered. Please note, the hand finishing means there may be slight variations but this is not a product defect but rather a sign of artisanal work.

These are free size and will comfortably fit NZ size S-M and we only have 2 per style available.

About the Collection:

Our Kardhai collection showcases the “Thari” embroidery of Tharparkar, Sindh. One of the least developed areas of Pakistan that sports the most culturally rich folk embroidery and warm hearted people. Embroidery is part of the daily rituals of the women of Sindh, creating pieces of art through thread and needle with love and affection for their family and animals.

The people of Tharparkar express their feelings through embroidery and the skill is passed generationally. As it evolves with time, our Kardhai collection aims to protect the value of this heritage craft and celebrate the individuality of its people. It is not only an artisanal work of craft but also a labor of love.

The Thari embroidery originated in Sindh descending from the Indus Valley Civilisation as a cultural practice. The embroidery carries motifs and symbols that signify fertility, joy and wisdom. Today, the Thari embroidery is done by Sindhi women with such precision that it can not easily be distinguished from machine and is their main form of employment.

Our selection of Thari kurtis are embroidered in the “Pakkoh” style historically linked to Diplo and Mithi in central Tharparkar. Even when the fabric is worn away, the Pakkoh embroidery remains intact and strong.

Pakkoh is a dense, heavily worked style of embroidery which consists of a combination of traditional embroidery techniques that depict folklore motifs and utilise “kaaj silai” in which small mirrors are attached on a tight double buttonhole stitch to provide focal point on the overall pattern.


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