EMBROIDERED BY HAND
18th century Urdu love poem by Khwaja Mir Dard, hand embroidered on canvas in the traditional Ari technique.
Fabric 100% cotton
Color greige ground, black silk rayon
Embroidery technique Ari work originated in the Mughal reign in 17th century India. It involves a hooked or awl needle plied into fabric stretched on a frame fed by a thread from below. The other hand feeds the thread from the underside, and the hook brings it up creating a chain stitch.
Back exposed black zipper
Size 20" x 20"
Availability This product is made to order. Ships in 10-14 days
Care Clean with a soft brush and damp cloth. Do not wash. Dry clean if necessary.
Made in Lost City, Lucknow, India
PILLOWS SHIP WITHOUT INSERT
Our artisans or karigars are the lifelines of the company. We collaborate with a collective of master embroiderers with time-honored skills and immense knowledge of hand embroidery to create modern masterpieces.
With exacting precision, our karigars embroider with centuries-old Aari and Zardozi techniques. In a rhythmic motion, the colored and metallic threads glide through fabric held taut to a frame until the motifs emerge.
PRESERVING THE CRAFT
At Lost City, we are dedicated to preserving and advancing the craft of hand- embroidery from traditional motifs of 17th-century royal lineage to a modern, new millennium language.
Our commitment to sustainability is paramount and begins with our approach to design. Good design is sustainable design. Most of our fabrics and pillows are made from greige canvas or muslin. We follow traditional 17th century methods to prepare artwork, print on fabric and embroider. Our products are finished and washed by hand with soap and water. Line dried and ironed with a heavy hand held iron, the old-fashioned way. All fabrics and materials are sourced locally in Lucknow. Our shipping boxes for pillows are made from recycled cardboard in a small shop in Lucknow. Fabric yardage is shipped on discarded cardboard rolls. We avoid using plastic for packaging as far as possible.
In Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, India, a city steeped in the embroidery traditions of the Mughal empire, expert craftsmen, or karigars, render exquisite hand embroideries that are a hallmark of Lost City. Advancing the craft from traditional motifs of 17th-century royal lineage to a modern, new millennium language.
All items on Lost City Products are made to order in our workshops (karkhanas) in Lucknow, India, and ship direct from India to:
USA, UK, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, UAE.
SHIPPING LEAD TIME
Fabric by the yard: Approximate lead time for shipping 1-10 yards of fabric is 3-5 weeks depending on yardage ordered. For orders above 10 yards please email us at email@example.com
Pillows: Approximate lead time for shipping 2-10 pillows is 10 days-3 weeks. For orders above 10 pillows please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DELIVERY We ship via DTDC/DHL Express. Approximate delivery time for shipped orders is between 5-7 days unless some unforeseen circumstances occur. Customs and duties of your destination are not our responsibility.
Lost City Products accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discovery, Google pay. All prices on our site are based on the US dollar. You can view prices in your preferred currency by switching to your country.
Lost City Products charges sales tax for New York State residents only.
TRACKING YOUR ORDER
An order confirmation will be sent to you by e-mail as soon as your order is received. In addition, a shipment confirmation and the tracking number will be e-mailed to you once your order has been shipped.
Fabric yardage is shipped on recycled cardboard rolls.
Pillows are shipped folded lengthwise in a cardboard box. Pillows are shipped without insert in a dust bag.
All fabrics and pillows are made to order and cannot be returned.
We charge a standard shipping for the following countries:
USA. CANADA. EUROPE. AUSTRALIA. UAE. UK.
1-2 yards $50
3-4 yards $60
5-6 yards $70
7-8 yards $80
9-10 yards $110
Please email us at email@example.com for shipping rates above 10 yards.
$20 per pillow
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping rates above 10 pillows.