Embroidery has an old tradition in all cultures around the world and was developed out of sewing, done with a thread and a needle in its easiest form. Embroidery is a handicraft, used to decorate pieces of fabric with different patterns and colors. Aari embroidery has a long tradition in India and has its origin in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. This technique is known for its colourful details and was used for Indish royal families in the 16th century, especially using floral and wildlife motifs. The technique was exported to Europe in the 18th century, appreciated because of its exotic style.
The Aari embroidery is similar to the normal embroidery training program and takes a long time to learn. After one and a half to two years, women will be able to start selling their embroidered products and enrich their monthly wage.
- It takes three years to master the skills of Aari Embroidery.
- In the first month, the trainee gets a stipend of 4000 NPR (around 38$).
- According to her progress and motivation, the monthly pay can increase up to 6000 NPR (57$) during her training program.
After three years the woman will have very good skills in embroidery and will be able to sell her work for good money.