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SUTRA global imports brings the beauty of handmade South Asia to the Midwest in a curated fairtrade collection  artfully staged in a renovated century barn in Dakota, Minnesota and through online sales. We also host workshops and talks in our space and Kim Hammer leads tours to India and Bali.

Kala Raksha Hand-embroidered Shawl


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Kim is currently sourcing artisan-made goods and leading travel tours in India and Bali. You can follow her journey on her blog.

Kala Raksha Hand-embroidered Shawl


Kala Raksha Hand-embroidered Shawl


Elegant hand-woven and hand-embroidered shawl in the suf or soof pattern of embroidery by the women artisans of Kala Raksha, the NGO whose name translates as "protecting art". This painstaking embroidery is a counted satin stitch, based on the triangle. Designs are never drawn, but are imagined by the artist. 

Kala Raksha is a non-governmental organization based in Bhuj-Kutch, Gujarat, dedicated to preserving traditional art forms. Approximately 21.5 " x 75" . Yellow and taupe on cream.

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