The Princess Diya Kumari Foundation (PDKF) promotes and revives heritage crafts of Rajasthan. We work with disadvantaged women in the areas of skill building and livelihoods. The Foundation provides training in gota patti, appliqué embroidery, soft toy making, hand embroidery, thread work and machine stitching. “The Foundation welcomes collaborations and orders.”

Applique Embroidery

Applique is a type of embroidery that uses a small patch of fabric sewn onto a larger fabric and the edges are covered with a blanket stitch embroidery. The craft is being used at PDKF to prepare handcrafted souvenirs such as jute fridge magnets and wall hangings.

Hand Embroidery

Hand embroideries have been used as a decorative embellishment on fabrics for hundreds of years. PDKF has extensively used hand embroidery to add an additional handmade element to its products like coasters and garments.

Machine Stitching

Machine stitching is a skill taught to many ladies at PDKF, and we make many items such as garments, soft toys and accessories.

Soft Toy Making

Soft toys have been made for centuries for children to play with. PDKF has made many different animals such as our signature elephant, camels, monkeys, crocodiles and horses.