MY Nokshi Khata

Relationship: Im/migrant

Our traditional culture has a blanket covering.  We use it in the summer season.  I have one of them.  It is pink in color and queen sized.  It can be small, medium or big.  These blankets are hand-stitched.  The khata stitches are really very nice.  I learned how to make it from my mom and aunty.  This khata’s fabric is cotton.  It can be three or five layers in one. We draw many kinds of flowers, birds, our villages, and cultural things on it.  We stitch it together; relatives and neighbors also take time to stitch it.  My mom and family-in-law have it.  We passed this traditional khata to the next generation.  When any guest stays at night time at our home, we give it to them to use at bedtime.  When I feel a little cool, I also use it.  My daughter also likes my khata.  After my first baby was born, I made one.  I will teach my daughter how to stitch it.  I want to preserve this nokshi khata.

Year: 2017

– Fatema Tuz Zohora

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant