Feminine. Distinctive. Playful. Meet the free size wrap belt that adds the perfect (ethical) finishing touch to your look.
Stitch x stitch
In the early 80s in the village of Sandur in south India, a group of four tribal women started to create unique textiles using embroidery techniques they had learnt from their ancestors. Slowly, these women took others under their wing and trained them in the ancient craft of hand-emboidery. Today, 500 tribal or Lambani women gather each day to create textiles for the world to wear with pride. Stitch by stitch.
That's how many popular stitches can be found in traditional Lambani embroidery. In total, they have more than 30 stitches, many following a geometric pattern like squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, diagonal and parallel lines. In collaboration with Spanish textile designer Rocio Perez Hernandez, we interpreted the traditional Lambani stitches to create a belt that was both modern yet bohemian -- something for the free spirited!
Fair Trade and Craftmark certified, each JULAHAS belt is first handwoven using 100% handspun khadi cotton, hand stitched and then intricately embroidered over days by the all-women team at Sandur Kushala Kala Kendra.
Our free size belts are a celebration of cultures and patterns, and are the perfect accompaniment to our Capes and Kimonos.
CALLING ALL DREAMERS
Inspired by the nomads that have crafted our belts, our Wanderer Series calls out to the travellers and dreamers within us.
To those who are willing to lose themselves in the magic of the unknown -- we bring to you the JULAHAS Wanderer Series of handcrafted belts. To be your closest travel companion and to add that extra sparkle to your dreams.