We carry some of the finest hand embroidery being done today: bold, forceful, Banjara work, jewel-like pieces from tribal communities living in the Kachchh desert in Gujarat. This stitchwork maintains living traditions and is an expression of the strength and character of the women who make it.
As befits this exceptional work, we have set the embroidery into products meant to last a lifetime: bags from the Jawaja leatherworkers, pouches made up from strong quilted fabrics, and beautiful cushion covers.
Maiwa's commitment to embroidery and embroiderers goes deep.
In 2003 we published Through The Eye of a Needle: Stories from an Indian Desert to document the embroidery communities in Kachchh.
And in 2016, Maiwa authors Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin published Textiles of the Banjara: Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe with Thames and Hudson.
Read more about embroidery cultures on our website.