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We're a fair trade fashion brand that heroes global textile traditions and supports native artisan communities.

Āga Dress

& Jaisalmer

The regions of the Thar Desert are home to some of the world’s most iconic and traditional crafters of folk embroidery. Designs are intricately enhanced with metallic threads, ribbon, shells, sequins, and mirror fragments that are sewn into patterns called Gota Patti. The nomadic people of the desert have long pieced these intricately embroidered patches together from old saris and bridal dresses to produce magnificent patchwork collages. Inspired by this tradition of recycling materials, we've reimagined and worked these techniques into modern silhouettes for you to rock. 

Āga Dress

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Āga Dress

300.00

Consider the show, stopped. The Āga Dress is a high-low ankle-length dress with an intricate patchwork bodice and chiffon skirt. The top is made from antique patches of metallic embroidery carefully matched for color and sewn together in quilt-like fashion.  Hidden side zipper and hook closure. Chiffon, cotton and assorted metallic threads. Dry clean only.  

L -- Bust:40" Waist:32" Hips: 42" 

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& Kenku Devi

Artisans Kenku Devi, Rakhu Devi, Huva Devi, and Taruna Devi all work on patchwork in a Jaisalmer Collective. They each learned the art of Mukke from their elders when they were just girls. Patterns for this traditional Rajasthani embroidery are passed on through generations within their tribe. They each would have first sewn several intricate pieces of metalic Mukke for their dowry before getting married. 

The patches used by our artisans today come from salvaged traditional Rajasthan garments carefully paired and sewn together into a beautiful tapestry of similar colors.