This 100% cotton tablecloth depicting flowers and birds was hand-embroidered by artisans working with St. Mary’s. Generations of women have, since ancient times, passed on the meaning and symbolism of daily life and rituals to their daughters in the form of the stunning embroidered handcrafts and clothing from the Gujarat region of Western India. In this region of contrasts, where desert meets monsoon, vibrant earthy colours are juxtaposed with the subtle desert palette and characterise the handcrafted products, rich in naturalistic motifs.
St Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra
St Mary’s teaches rural women who have migrated to the city of Ahmedabad, in western India, to use their traditional Kathiawadi style of embroidery and mirror work to generate essential income. Women from all religious beliefs unite within this group where education and healthcare are also provided.Read more
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