This beautiful charcoal cotton shoulder bag is intricately hand embroidered and has lovely Abhala mirror work, it has an adjustable shoulder strap, a magnetic dome closure, an exterior zip up pocket and two compartments on the inside. The embroidery techniques used are over a thousand years old, they are based on the practises of the Kathiawadi desert nomads and are being kept alive by the Gujarati artisans of St Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra a fair trade organisation in India.
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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