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Indika Imports

Cooperative Art

The Tree of Life is a universal symbol, but Indika’s Farinaz told us the unique story behind these cutwork appliqué pieces: In Rajasthan (located in the desert of northern India), a group of women have formed their own cooperative to produce and sell their artwork. Farinaz must travel first by bus and then on foot to reach their village, and she returns every year to see how this work has enabled the women involved to better their lives. Indika’s philosophy is pretty unique, too—they buy what’s offered for sale, never dictating what the western market “needs.”
Indika Imports
Indika Imports
Cooperative Art

The Tree of Life is a universal symbol, but Indika’s Farinaz told us the unique story behind these cutwork appliqué pieces: In Rajasthan (located in the desert of northern India), a group of women have formed their own cooperative to produce and sell their artwork. Farinaz must travel first by bus and then on foot to reach their village, and she returns every year to see how this work has enabled the women involved to better their lives. Indika’s philosophy is pretty unique, too—they buy what’s offered for sale, never dictating what the western market “needs.”

Indika has connected with various organizations or artisans around India that focus on eco-awareness and self-sustainability, as well as focusing on keeping traditional skills alive. The results are beautiful craftsmanship depicting the intrinsic link between humankind and the environment.

Each appliqué is cut from a single piece of cloth, hand-stitched by three women over the course of three days to completion. The edges are folded under, pressed and stitched to create a finished piece that’s 24” x 36.”

Whether you choose black, red, maroon or yellow on natural, this would be the perfect gift for a baptism, wedding, or even graduation.