I had no idea for a long time that these little drawstring bags were called Batuas.
In my part of the country, they called it suruku pai.One of my favourite memories associated with it is that, there used to be an Event called Sangam in our Home Chruch .All the elders in family would give us small amounts of money .Those who cannot come would send them through others early in the morning. We looked forward to it so much.
My mom would stitch little drawstring bags from old clothes.Later in the evening, we would all go to a little fair in front of the church,where mostly indigenous toys and sweets were sold. We usually went with a bag full of coins and came back spending every little paise and getting all that caught our fancy!
Recently I came across this post that gave a nice introduction about history of these batua bags .
sure does don’t you think?
Close up of the beads and true colour
Another view from the side
Project Details :
Yarn/Thread : J&P Coats Speed- Cro-Sheen size three thread and two balls of Anchor Knitting Cotton .Both in Black.
Hook: 3.25 mm boye steel hook
Pattern : Winged/
Tid Bits :
Initially I had planned to bead the entire bag, I ran out of beads and the thread it self.Now I am happy with how it turned out and think that it after all looks better this way.
I used J& P Coats thread for the first half and then held two strands of Anchor Knitting Cotton and finished off the rest .I was delighted to find that they made no difference at all
Its the same as the bag I made before a long time back.Just the beading is different.Its the same beads tho’ 🙂
Don’t you think it goes well with the saree?