＊Note: This product contains natural gum ingredients on the back, so it is "forbidden to wash with water". If it gets dirty, use a semi-wet wipe to clean it locally. In the 13th century, Marco Polo, who traveled around the world many times, once said: "In this world, I have seen hundreds of embroidery methods. Hookah embroidery in India is the most exquisite and detailed embroidery." India has a large population and its territory is 91 times larger than Taiwan. People in all states have their own culture and history. Shisha embroidery (Shisha) in the desert area is a technique that has been passed down in Rajasthan for thousands of years. Talking about the Indian who can master this skill well? It's not the desert people in Rajasthan! https://tramper.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/BhumikaProject-1024x576.jpg Initially, Indians believed that tin, silver, and coins would be shiny objects that would help people avoid bad luck. They began to sew these items on the clothes of their family members and lovers through hand-sewn and embroidery, and they believed that this would allow them to be blessed and protected. https://tramper.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2019-07-12-%E4%B8%8A%E5%8D%885.57.00.png And this desert embroidered blanket is one of the main products of our workshop in India! One of our [Bumika Project] cooperative factories is located in the remote suburb of Jaisalmer Desert-Sawwa Village. https://tramper.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/51007243_814877162224094_66076886437986304_o-1024x681.jpg We drove a jeep all the way, and after passing countless peacocks, camels, sheep, goats, and cattle, we reached our destination for nearly 200 kilometers. In the village, there are only two rules for people's job distribution: careful living women bear the burden, and heavy workers bear it. Regardless of young and old, women are busy going in and out, concentrating on the more careful and delicate work-knitting, while men's work is simpler and heavier-pasting and carrying, and the two genders are perfectly cooperating. This time we are here, but let the people in the village warm up and prepare! In order to welcome foreign faces who may see once in a lifetime, the women decided to give us a gift! Through their flexible and proficient finger techniques, they pulled and hooked the messy balls of cotton thread. At a glance, they embroidered a beautiful little yellow flower on our clothes like magic. (We forgot to take a photo at the time, so there is no physical photo. Sorry, sorry) https://tramper.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/raja.jpg We are deeply moved by this delicate and time-consuming embroidery technique, and we are determined to pass on this kind of art to Taiwan so that more people can see it. With the evolution of the times, this belief has been passed down to this day, and it has developed into a combination of glass lenses and traditional Indian weaving patterns, which are fixed on the daily necessities closest to daily life. https://tramper.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20190709-dsc06312_48239574356_o-1024x683.jpg This approach not only inherits the long-lasting cultural meaning, but also allows the long blanket full of vitality to spread into our lives. It also adds the finishing touch to the mediocre daily necessities to create different charms. https://tramper.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20190709-pra09820_48239573861_o-scaled.jpg The most interesting thing is that sometimes you inadvertently pass by the window in the sun, and you will find it flashes under the sunlight. A closer look will reveal that "! It is a small mirror in the blanket reflecting!" So it is a naughty ghost full of vitality, from time to time you want to look back at it at home. https://tramper.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/raja-single1-1-1024x683.jpg The charm of this embroidery technique knows no borders. Indians don’t even put them on the ground. We have been to many local people’s homes and saw that they like to embroider the whole wall with super large pieces of desert wind and water smoke. Not the wall at home anymore! And they would say leisurely: "This whole blanket makes us feel very at ease." In terms of Indian culture and history, it is the best symbol of protection and blessing, just as important as the peaceful talisman we are used to in Taiwan. https://tramper.tw/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/48239663827_64f7eb7910_k-1-1024x1024.jpg Every time you look at these exquisite totem designs, you can feel different meanings of totems. You will find that it is difficult for you to see these patterns at a time, and you always need to appreciate it for a few days to be able to crystallize such a thousand-year-old culture. , Appreciate the interpretation in your own way. Every stitch, every color decision and proportion we see, every straight knot and cross knot we see, symbolize the blessings and beliefs passed down from generation to generation. The transmission from India to Taiwan is the deepest and most profound. Sincere blessings.