With a ‘Story behind the pouch’

There’s not a specific story behind the pouch, though this write up pretty much tells how this pouch came about.

Measurement: 14.5 x 10 cm x 3 cm/nearly 5.7 x 3.9 inch. Zipper measures 20 cm/7.8 inch.

Technique: Gujarati silai or Kutch, a stitch technique originating from the Sindhi region. I had a hard time figuring out how to get this stitch done. Gujarat, (Kutch) is in India and Sindhi a region in Pakistan (after the partition), I do have to research on the origines some more.

Fabrics: hemp cotton which I dyed with dandelion flowers. As a lining a blue cotton. Threads are cotton and beads were bought, once upon a time, in India (very likely in Gujarat).

Inspiration: since I have a few original Indian pieces of embroidered fabric, I was very much intrigued by this particular stitch. The stitch, each square counts as one, are simply placed in a grid. The original Gujarati silai kutch embroidery is enormously detailed and time consuming.

Care: the yellow hemp cotton is prepared in such a way that it should keep it’s color when you hand-wash the pouch. The lining is washed to avoid running of colors. The pencil lines I drew for the grid are lightly visible, though I think this only adds character.

Price: € 30 price includes shipping