About The Craft
Known as a "needle wonder" Chamba Rumaal is made in square and rectangular shapes. The materials used still consist of muslin, malmal, khaddar (a coarse fabric), fine charcoal or brush, and silk threads without knots. Using a double satin stitch for the embroidery, both faces of the cloth are concurrently stitched by a forward and backward technique to maintain uniformity of design on both faces of the rumaal. After completing the embroidery, the fabric is stitched with a border of about 2 to 4 inches on all sides.
About The Artist
Smt. Lalita Vakil is a master crafts person specializing in Chamba Rumaal Embroidery. Lalita ji uses her expertise to train the younger generation to learn the craft and therefore increase their employment opportunities. Whereas, traditionally, Chamba Rumaal Embroidery was done on only muslin, Ms. Vakil has developed new designs for fabrics such as silk, tussar and voile. Ms. Vakil has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in India and internationally to promote and preserve the art form of intricate and beautiful embroidery. Lalita ji was awarded the Shilp Guru & National Award in 2009, for which she has made five new innovative pieces of Chamba Rumaal Embroidery highly appreciated by the ministry of textiles.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
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