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Blue & Green Aari Work Diary with Ruled Pages

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  • Product Code 010STDI##010
    Art Aari Work
    Size 23 cms X 23 cms
    Organization Insha by Aga Khan Development Network

Product Description

This product has been hand crafted by the women of Insha Center, Nizamuddinbasti, Delhi. The women, struggling with a numerous problems on a daily basis, have taken a huge step towards their social and economic independence by associating themselves with the center.

The product has been made by using ‘aari embroidery’, a 12th century art. Aari embroidery is a type of fine embroidery used to create highly refined and elaborate motifs. The word ‘aari’ is derived from ‘aar’ which in Hindi means hooked needle, a special kind of needle used to do the embroidery. Aari embroidery was and still is considered to be one of the most intricate forms of needle work and can be done with many embellishments like zari, mirror work, stone work etc.


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Sold By : Noor & Insha By Aga Khan Development Network

Insha and Noor are two women's livelihood units initiated under the larger project - Humayun's Tomb - Sunder Nursery - Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network in partnership with the Archeological Survey of India, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Central Public Works Department. The units share a common objective of raising the income levels of the women involved by providing livelihood support to them and simultaneously honing their skill set in the process.

Insha craft centre is a women's group of Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi, where they practice crafts like aari and hand embroidery, crochet and tailoring and produce contemporary products using traditional skills. Each product is hand crafted.

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