Applique is a craft technique that involves adorning a base fabric with small patterned fabric pieces.
Our applique artisans belong to a community that migrated from Pakistan during the war of 1971 and settled in parts of Rajasthan (Barmer) and Gujarat.
Embroidery is the craft of embellishing a textile or other material with needle and thread using motifs, which are usually geometrical, floral or inspired by nature.
Rangsutra presently works with embroidery artisans in Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Barmer districts of Western Rajasthan. The community migrated from Pakistan during the war of 1971 and settled in parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Handloom fabric is woven on a frame loom, keeping in mind the layout and placement of stripes that is carefully designed in advance.
RangSutra’s handloom cluster is located in the Napasar village of Bikaner, Rajasthan. They are skilled in various forms of weaving, including extra-weft and engineered weaving.
Kashmiri hand embroidery work uses simple stitches such as satin, stem, chain and long & short stitches with occasional use of herringbone, button hole and darning stitches.
We work with a cluster of artisans in Srinagar, many of whom have practiced Kashmiri embroidery for generations within their families.
Noor Mohammad Bhat
Ralli means ‘to connect’ and is the art of connecting small pieces of recycled fabric. These colourful bits of fabric are placed in geometric patterns and hand-stitched together with precision.
Our ralli artisans come from the villages of Rajasthan, where they have been crafting elaborate connections of fabric within their families for decades.
Maangan Khan ki Dhani, Rajasthan
The process of tie-dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment, binding it with string or rubber bands, and finally applying dyes.
We work with artisans in Bikaner to produce beautiful fabric using shibori, lehariya, and other resist dyeing techniques.