Medium Flat Kantha Pouch - Assorted Colors
Each bag is made with hand block-printed cotton, a technique that has been passed down from generation to generation. The beautiful patterns on the fabrics are created using wooden blocks. These blocks are hand-carved using basic tools & manual drawings. Once the blocks are ready they are dipped in natural dyes & the color patterns are transferred onto organic cotton. Each design involved multiple blocks & dyes which have to be carefully aligned to create a beautiful and colorful final product.
- 7″ x 5″
- Colors may vary from picture.
Anju’s passion for jewelry and design started at a very early age. She was born in the beautiful and colorful state of Rajasthan in India, surrounded by a rich culture, natural beauty and a creative environment. In 1993 Anju and Gaurav Agarwal invested in their future and moved to America. While Gaurav spent his days working on his Ph.D, Anju began using her eclectic eye for beauty and flare, to make jewelry and sell it at local craft fairs. As her jewelry sales began to take off, Gaurav quit his job so he could focus all of his attention on helping Anju grow her jewelry business. On a trip back home Anju met a talented but struggling group of artisans that could not keep consistent work. It was then Anju decided to partner with this artisan group and move manufacturing back home to India where she knew she could provide these artisans with consistent work. They are happy to say that more than 12 years later they are still working with this very same artisan group + many more, and over the years their quality of life has improved significantly. Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted by artisans and hand packed with care in our Atlanta, GA showroom. Anju’s exposure to different cultures has been a lasting source of inspiration which springs to life in her unique design concepts. Their mission at Anju is to create unique, hand-crafted products that blend traditional craftsmanship with modern trends. By partnering with artisan groups they are able to provide an economic opportunity for artisans and their families in an environment that supports cultural heritage, creative expression, and fair trade practices.