“OM” waist pouch

This is a fair trade product handmade by artisans in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India. It is made from silk and has fine embroidery work done on the front. It comes in an assortment of colors and designs embellished with mirror work and fine embroidery. The bag is zipped at the top and the inside contains 1 open pocket. It has two strings that can be tied around your waist, or tied to hang from your shoulder.

The artisan community that makes this product lives on the edge of the great salt desert, the Rann. The fine embroidery is done by a collective of rural women from 130 different villages. Their cooperative focuses on empowering women to achieve socio-economic independence. SETU decided to work with this group to help the women develop their skills and their socio-economic standing in their communities. Income produced by this product also helps in the development of the villages, which were struck by a terrible earthquake in 2001.

To learn more about the artisans who create this product: Rann Kala

Colors: Assorted
Designs: Assorted, intricate mirror work and embroidery and OM symbol
Composition: Silk, cotton and mirrors
Size: 5″ × 5″
Item Code: WMB 101

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