Place of security. Space of development — changing with contextual needs. Sometimes a courtyard for community feast, another time a playground, or workstation, or site for teachings, or an exhibition venue. Aangan, the courtyard is what the Rural Pakistani Artisans make.

Aangan is an online platform created with, by and for female artisans in Pakistan, to sell their handcrafted apparel and lifestyle products. Within the handmade artifacts lie stories of courageous women who are constantly stitching new possibilities for themselves, their families and their community.

Come receive the gifts, an expression of authenticity, self-acceptance and belonging. Become interwoven into the social fabric interlocking households.

Kalsoom Nazwaz
Bahawalpur

Ar Work, Motifs Work, Mirror Work

MAGENTA ROSE

A magenta hued summer linen kurta and dupatta with ar work along the
neckline, as a motif on the back, in splatter on the front of the kurta
and on the border of the dupatta.The motifs are floral and multi
colored.

Unstitched

Rabia Sanauallah
Lahore

Chicken Tanka

Quran Cover

Type : Quran Cover
Color : white
Stiches 4 side
Poli tanka
Chicken tanka
Hand Made

SHADOW ART

Single piece off-white lawn shirt beautifully crafted with shadow work and machis tanka.

Unstitched

ANGUREE TANKA

Unstitched fully embroidered  lawn shirt in anguree color with  hand crafted embroidery using a combination of poli tanka , machli tanka and dandi tanka.

Haseena Bibi
Bahawalpur

Sitara Work

GHINDI

A beautiful multipurpose spread of 5 meter, called ghindi, in the local language. Adorned with rilli work, in pink, blue, red, yellow and black, with a splatter of sittara work and stitching done with woolen thread.

Gulnaz Mai
Bahawalpur

Applique Work

Rilli Bed Sheet Set

Handmade double bed sheet of Maroon color appliqued with colorful printed fabric, along with 2 pillow covers.

Falmina Samsoon
Lahore

Shadow Work

GREY SHADOW

Cloud grey unstitched lawn kurta fully hand-embroidered and delicately embodied in shadow-work with a white thread and plain back.