Paako means solid or permanent. The name refers to a very tight chain-stitch-based embroidery style that is practiced by various ethnic communities found mainly in Banni, a savanna between Kutch and the salt desert that stretches to the Pakistan border. Motifs are primarily floral and are first sketched on the fabric in mud using needles. This design includes mirrors that are stitched into the center of the flowers.
The pillow covers come in two base colors: navy blue and dark green.
These pillows are from artisans of the Kala Raksha community, a grassroots social enterprise committed to documenting and promoting existing traditions of art and crafts of Kutch, in Gujarat, India. The trust is a resource base for artisans to study and create exquisite contemporary work.