Swat Valley Guild (Pakistan)

Sample with some embroidery designs and a variety of stitches used by Swat Valley Guild embroiderers.. Sample with some embroidery designs and a variety of stitches used by Swat Valley Guild embroiderers.. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2018.2762.

The Swat Valley Guild is an organisation working in the Swat Valley north of Peshawar, in northern Pakistan. It supports artisans to retain their craft and help develop their access to the global market.

The Guild's remit covers the production of textiles and embroidery, including hand embroidered woollen shawls and hand embroidered bags. The Textile Research Centre in Leiden, the Netherlands, has a small sample of some of the embroidery designs and stitches used for Swat Valley Guild embroideries (see illustration). The sample was given to the TRC in 2018.

Website Swat Valley Guild (retrieved 25th August 2018).

Online TRC catalogue (retrieved 25th August 2018).

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