A story of transmission
Born in 2014, NAHUA is a close collaboration between founder Isabelle Moya and an Indian familial embroidery atelier, which was about to disappear.
Two visions, two expertises, one common goal: preserving, supporting and sharing a unique artistry.
Using a rare vertical embroidery technique, each of our accessories carries the history of a noble craftsmanship as old as the first Maharajas.
Along with our exceptional craftsmen, we opted to bring their technique, normally applied to the making of Indian ceremonial clothing and army uniforms, to the world of accessories. By this approach, we share a one of a kind craft while allowing numerous Indian families to keep make a living off their specific art.
Each piece is entirely embroidered by hand. Made on looms, our accessories are brought to life by our artisans, named karigars. Transmission is at the heart of their approach: each embroiderer was taught one day by one of their relatives. They will then pass the torch in the future to their descendance.
All of our accessories possess a leather lining, making them flexible and soft to wear. The only metal used is hypoallergenic stainless brass. The thread is pure silk.
For each of our models, we offer a double notch closing system to adjust it to your size.