Jannat Camera Strap
In the desert of Kutch, not all roads are marked. But the Jat community knows the turn you need to take from the barren highway to reach their village. Deep into the dusty land dotted with shrubs you enter their world of rural living. A voice signs while collecting water, you see a young girl dressed in the brightest of clothing with a heavily embroidered yoke. Women embroider in the Islamic Jat community to wear it in their daily lives and create heritage pieces to bring ahead when they get married.
This camera strap has been hand embroidered by them in their traditional motifs. It has been padded to offer extra comfort and can be easily adjusted too! Each strap has a solid neoprene construction, and nylon ends to support your camera with all the weight of the lenses too.
About The Jat Community: Jats are Islamic pastorialists who have adopted Kutch as their homeland. There are various subgroups of the tribe and each has its own unique style of embroidery. Embroidery is a representation of their culture and beliefs. Many designs are inspired by Islamic architecture. Many members of the Jat communties are still cattle herders which was their traditional occupation.
About Jat Embroidery: The Jats believe that embroidery is a gift given to them by their Goddess Mai Bhambi. Thus, creating hand embroidery is akin to worship. While men step out to earn, the women from Jat communities hand embroider painstaiking designs in cross stitch patterns for their own clothing and for their livelihoods too. Women manage their household, work, children and their hard life in the desert.
Length: 21 inches. Also extendable by 21 inches nylon strap on both sides.
Width: 2.5 inches.
All Ruas straps are fair trade, hand embroidered by traditional women artisans of India.
Strap Length: 21 inches. Also extendable by 21 inches nylon strap on both sides.
Strap Width: 2.5 inches.
This camera strap has been hand-embroidered by Jat women artisans of Kutch. It features their traditional embroidery forms, padding for support and an adjustable functionality. Get this one of a kind camera strap and look good wherever you go :)