Firki is a gujarati word which means an instrument with thread wrapped around it used for flying kites during the festival of uttarayan. to us, the thread symbolizes its connection to the people and their livelihood that depends on it. the 'thread' is the basis of textiles and embellishment in forms of yarn for weaving, sewing, embroidery and appliqué.
firki started out as a result of design collaboration between us and over 100 craftswomen we support from various areas in rural Gujarat and Rajasthan, India. these women are supporting their families and empowering themselves through their work. all the processes involved are hands-on and require painstaking effort with each step. it has been our aim to sustain a craft by creating innovative and refreshing designs and provide a livelihood option to the women who enjoy making this craft. our team searches for inspiration from various sources like stone carvings, world textiles, jewelry etc. and translates them into contemporary patterns for your home. since each piece is hand made, a slight variation from piece to piece is each craftswomen’s unique trademark. this adds value to the piece and separates it from the regular machine-made imitations. each of our products is made with utmost love and care and we hope you feel the same love and pride decorating your home with it.