About the Craft: A signature craft of UP, Applique, or Patti ka Kaam, is characterised by its intricacies of needlework wherein patches of fabric are stitched together to create patterns. The designs are achieved by layering small pieces of fabric onto a separate base fabric to form beautiful designs. Appliqué has got its roots from French culture which means something applied or a thing that has been applied.
About the Artist: Al Hind Creations,in association with Azmat Education Society (UP), has been working with marginalized craft women since 2010 to poor women in its vicinity (Allahabad) and bringing their focus to revive the dying handicraft work of UP. Al Hind Creation is mainly working with women of Aligarh, a place famous for Fine Appliqué (also known as Patti ka Kaam) work which is considered one of the most increasingly extinguish works of Handicraft. The organisation has aimed at adapting contemporary designs to curate a collection of home decor as well as garments.