Welcome to the PEO Online Pop-up
As a way to say thank you for your support, I have curated a special online "trunk show" for members of the New Hampshire chapter of PEO. I hope that you will enjoy the beautiful work of Indian artisans. Many of the pieces shown here are made exclusively by women, but women have been involved, in some capacity, in the creation of all of the items shown.
More than 90% of the items here are being shown for the first time, and represent a variety of textile techniques and processes. I have explained these techniques briefly below - but please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Upcycled silk sari "kantha" embroidered scarves, wraps and shrugs
Kantha means "old cloth" and refers both to the age-old tradition of making quilts and blankets out of upcycled saris, much like the quilts that your own grandmother may have made and also to the stitch itself - a small, straight running stitch.
Our upcycled silk sari scarves, wraps and shrugs (immediately below) are an innovative take on this tradition. They are made from 2 pieces of silk sari pieces stitched together using the kantha stitch. In addition to making beautiful pieces of wearable art, the air trapped between the layers of fabric add a layer of warmth to any outfit you will wear them with.
Use them as accessories on a formal outfit or to dress up a casual one. The scarves and wrap can also be used as table runners or wall hangings.