The Chain Stitch

These bags are made out of black handwoven cotton The overflap design is done entirely in a chain stitch. This is a classic style of Kashmiri artwork.    Chain stitch is a sewing and embroidery technique in which a series of looped stitches form a chain-like pattern. Chain stitch is an ancient craft – examples of surviving Chinese chain stitch embroidery worked in silk thread have been dated to the Warring States period. Handmade chain stitch embroidery does not require that the needle pass through more than one layer of fabric. For this reason the stitch is an effective surface embellishment near seams on finished fabric. Because chain stitches can form flowing, curved lines, they are used in many surface embroidery styles that mimic "drawing" in thread.

The overflap is secured with two velcro pieces on each end. There is a zipper compartment on the back. The over the shoulder strap is adjustable. Inside there is a side to side zipper pocket.

9" High x 11" Wide with a 4" Gusset on all three sides giving the bag good depth.

Hand Made in Nepal for Evergreen Guardian

The Chain Stitch

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