With love from Vasamilli


The Rasamalli jacket, the Vasamilli shift and the Samarani top - these are named after three Toda women who spent the lockdown in their traditional homes in the Nilgiris working on their famous embroidery, which has been awarded the GI tag.

  • Toda Tribe is a pastoral tribe of the Nilgiri Hills of southern India.
  • The Toda language is Dravidian. But it is distinct among the Dravidian languages family.
  • They trade dairy products, cane and bamboo articles 
  • The embroidery is done by Toda women and has distinctive red and black (and occasionally blue) thread work in geometric designs on unbleached white cotton fabric.
  • It has got a Geographical Indications (GI) Tag.
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