Toran – Kuchi Namaste
Namaste is an Indian word that is used as a greeting to welcome and farewell each other respectfully, Namaste also implies that we are at equal and we are one .
This type of textile art is called Kuchi. It is made with recycled fabrics from clothing, bedspreads and cushions etc. The letters are cut out in patchwork and then the edges are outlined with clumps of cotton yarn that is stitched on by hand. Each one will be unique. The bottom has tassels held with a bead. Around the border of the toran is decorative metallic ribbon. There is 5 tabs across the top to slide a stick or rope to hang it.
120cm across and hangs 35cm long.
Hand made by artisans in a Fair trade organisation in India. For more information on Fair Trade and the Artisans please look up the menu on the home page.