Yellow color dye solution is prepared to dye the cloth
Adhesive is mixed in the solution, to make the color stick strongly to the fabric
Artisan immerses the cloth in the dye solution
Artisan strains/remove out the water from the cloth
Red color solution is made and filtered, which is used to make design on the cloth
The design is made on the cloth while it is still wet
Dot design is made using a gram tied in cloth, dipped in the red color
Line patterns are drawn using 50 paise coin tied in cloth and dipped in the red color
The shawl is decorated by stitching golden lace on the borders
Golden or silver color lace locally known as 'kiran' is stitched all around in the periphery is stitched
This craft is designed by women artisans by hand from traditions
Essentially this shawl is designed for the bride to wear on her wedding
Pichhaura is a garment worn by every woman at ceremonial occasions in Uttarakhand. It has a special significance and is mandatory for all married women in the family. Pichhaura is hand printed with traditional motifs with red color over yellow background. Pichhaura is worn by women during the preparations they made for Aipan folk painting.
50 paisa coin and gram is tied in a piece of cloth, which is dipped in the red color solution and then design is made on the cloth. Line patterns are made using 50 paisa coins and dot patterns are made using gram (grain type). The design made in the middle of the cloth is called as 'Surya chandra Codi'. The design consists of Surya (Sun God), Chandra (Moon), Ghanti (bell), and shankh (shell) which is considered auspices. Dotted design is covered on the remaining area of the cloth. After the design is made, the cloth is dried in the sun. Once it is dried, golden or silver color lace locally known as 'kiran' is stitched all around in the periphery is stitched.
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