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Monghiben Ranabhai Rabari
Kachhi Rabari Embroidery, BMA 2014

Tunda Vandh
Mundra, Kutch

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The youngest daughter, Monghiben lives with her parents in Tunda Vandh. Her father was a supervisor for government labour work in nearby Khakhar and Kandagara, and today herds cows and buffalo. Her Mother, Khetuben, graduated in the first KRV class, in 2006. Monghiben passed 7th grade. After that, she wanted to learn embroidery, and learned from her mother and neighbors. Monghiben has never done labour work, although she has done embroidery commissioned by women of the village. "Embroidery is our tradition, Monghi says. It looks good." She observes that women who embroider like new designs. In 2010, Monghi studied at Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya.

After graduation, Monghiben served as a mentor at KRV and a successful design intern. In 2013, she participated in Co-Creation Squared, and walked the ramp in an exclusive fashion show in Mumbai. In 2014 Monghiben joined the Business and Management course at Somaiya Kala Vidya. "Since graduating, I have wanted to do my own work. But I didn’t know HOW. SKV gave me direction. I will tell a story, and keep tradition.”

For her 2015 collection, Monghi chose the theme "Ludi," the traditional Rabari veil. She sourced raw materials from local weavers, in the traditional way. After presenting to the SKV jury, and participating in a public seminar, Monghiben received her certificate in Business and Management for Artisans from Somaiya Kala Vidya on 31 January, 2015.

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"With each display and feedback I improved. I had a dream that I had to fulfill. I was determined to be in the fashion show."