India, RaasLeela, Set of Handwoven Sujni Quilts: Narmada Ikat and Ek Rang Bawaliyo Sujani
Product name: Set of Handwoven Sujni Quilts: Narmada Ikat and Ek Rang Bawaliyo Sujani
Type of product: Quilts
Description (story of the item): " What's the point of making a sustainable product if the maker isn't happy?"
We, all-women-team, value & nurture individuality. A job is given or created for each of the new member as per her interest and skills. Everyone has a space to be herself, that's the way we come up with new ideas to create thoughtful products.
An initiative named Unschooled Artist where artisans will explore their design sensibility along with needle skills. Which will allow them to experience entrepreneurship. We together will explore new designs & technicality, quality improvements, consumer requirements, cost calculations and valuing each product. This is to give a sense of pride to each of them, how much valuable their skills are. To show them their capabilities. To overcome everyday stress and life issues. Just to be excited for the next day! We believe being happy should be the core for everyone!
Rafiq Bhai belongs to the Sujaniwalas of Bharuch. He is currently the last artisan who has the last traditional loom where two people sit on either sides of the loom and throw 2 different color shuttle alternatively. There were 3 families who used to practice this craft but almost everyone has moved on to a different occupation around 30 years ago due to poor sales. Rafiq bhai and his family have been struggling to keep the craft alive. Rafiq bhai , Ameen Bhai(Rafiq bhai’s brother) and Famitha(Rafiq Bhai’s wife’s sister) are the only artisans who takes shifts to sit in the loom to weave.
Sujani is hand woven quilt from Bharuch, Gujarat. Its a stuffed double cloth where pockets are made by interchanging the two cloths in warp and weft and the cotton is stuffed inside it during weaving. Two artisans sit on either side of the loom and throw the Cutla (shuttle). The loom has 8 shafts and 2 sets of of 8 pedals are there where both the artisans need coordination to weave.
The product is made on order. It being handmade & upcycled there will be slight variations in terms of color, shape, size and fabric.
Materials: Pure cotton as weft and Polyester mix cotton as warp
Measurements / size:204 cm by 132 cm each * 2 Pc
Availability / stock level: made on order (1 to 3 months depending upon the order no.)