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Sari and blouse

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This sari is embellished with sujini embroidery which is a basic running stitch used by the women of Bihar, India, to patch together old fabric and garments into quilts. Here it has been transformed by the designer Swati Kalsi into a luxury garment by transplanting the technique onto tussar silk. The sari was created by a group of women in Bihar for Jiyo! (Live!). A brand which was established in 2007 as a creative, economic and social development initiative, building on the long tradition of non-government organisations developing a more ethical and less exploitative way of working with India's large body of crafts people.

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  • Title: Sari and blouse
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 5.5 m, Height: 1.2 m
  • Medium: Woven tussar silk with yellow sujni embroidery

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