Javak Coaster Set
“Javak” is the name of the particular stitch used in this design, as the local embroiderers call it. It is a style of stitching that is unique among Baluchi people, and the most labor intensive of them all. At first, a grid is embroidered covering the entire surface of the piece, counting every single weave of the fabric. The result will look like a bee-hive. Afterwards contrasting colors are layered on top to fill up the empty spaces. Two or three layers later, not a single trace of the fabric’s surface can be seen. I think you will agree that is the work of an exceptionally patient and hard-working woman.
Hand wash with cold water.
10 x 10 cm (set of 4)
Embroidered with acrylic & viscose yarns.
Supporting women artisans
The techniques used to craft this item were passed down by generations of women from the Baluchi tribe, living in the barren and mountainous lands where the three countries of Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan meet. This ancient craft plays an important role in the daily life of women, who use an array of embroidery stitches to personalize their exquisitely embroidered dresses with traditional patterns. Geometric patterns are combined with symbolic motifs that represent the dreams and identity of the woman maker.