शुक्रवार, 27 मार्च 2009

तोह्फेके लिए....

Tote bags or "batua"s - hand embroidered & appliqued.

I started making these ornate bags in
different shapes & sizes as a personal campaign against wastage of
paper & time in gift wrapping. I personally keep such bags handy for
giving gifts.For keeping delicate gifts, some of the bags are
quilted. Even by themselves they make pretty gifts. The idea is to
recycle them.The person who receives gift in any such bag can reuse
the same bag for giving one.Many bags have ornate traditional Indian
"oil lamps" or "diyas"appiqued on them.Diya is a symbol of auspcious,
happy occasions.I have also used "zari" borders(golden & silver
both),handmade laces(quite a few of them are handmade, anitique & of
real gold & silver wires),fabric paint,ribbon bows etc.to "dress"
them up.Some of the bags also have little trinklets stitched
on,though they are not visible in the photographs.
तोह्फोंके लिए मै ऐसे बटुए, या बैग हमेशा सीके रख लेती हूँ....सब बटुए, या बैग बचे हुए टुकडों मेसे बने हुए हैं....
दीवाली के अवसरपे ये दिए बनाके सिले हुए बटुए बेहद काम आते हैं...शादी-ब्याह्के अवसरपेभी इन्हीं का इस्तेमाल करती हूँ....इनका बार, बार इस्तेमाल हो सकता है...जिसको तोहफा दिया जाता है वहभी इसे और किसीके लिए इस्तेमाल कर सकता है....
किताबें, मिठाई, ज़ेवर, जो चाहे देना चाहें, हम इनका इस्तेमाल कर दे सकते हैं...कागज़ की बचत होती है और समयपे दौड़ भागभी नही करनी पड़ती।


Kristie said...

I was looking for gift bag ideas -- I've been saying for years that I was going to make some, but I never have. Thank you for the inspiration!

Edie said...

hmmm... I've been making little purses out of placemats and napkins. with a little modification, I think I could make some gift bags too! thanks for the push!

Valeri said...

What a brilliant idea! Now to find the time to make some! :-)

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