My mom’s from Sukkur so we all grew up with a strong Sindhi influence in our house (I can understand Sindhi perfectly, can you believe that. Can’t speak much though). Rillis were an integral part of our bedding situation at home; there were about a dozen of them at our place at any given time, so as you can imagine, I have serious love and affection for them. If I had to think like a rational person (so tough) and put my feelings aside, I can’t picture a more vibrant piece to own for your house.
They’re colorful, fresh, unusual (for the rest of the world) and just very happy, if you know what I mean. If you’re not a fan of color, you could totally get something in monochrome and it would look so great. I’d go beyond it’s traditional usage and totally use this a throw for the couch, sling over an armchair, hang on the wall as art – its your imagination and the rilli, go wild.
Plus, if you’re one of those people who’re always looking for gifts, particularly for non-desi friends, these are what you need.
These rillis are made by Rhil-Co and the fabric quality is great. They have a ton of designs but you can request our own as well. Prices start at PKR 1500 upwards. They’ll deliver anywhere; for international shipment you’ve got to pay courier charges, of course. You can order yours at their Facebook page Rhil-Co or WhatsApp at +92-300-8227315.
The Facebook page hasn’t been updated in a while but I talked to those guys and they’re ready to accept orders so feel free to message.
As a side note, I know the owners personally and it’s one of the very few businesses I’ve seen that’s purely for helping underprivileged women and any profits are only to grow the business more. No pretenses, just simple, sweet help. You don’t see much of that so special respect for that.
Until next time.
Note: Rillis are quilts typically made with patchwork as the main design element. They’re traditionally used for bedding but you can see the pattern in cushions, table runners, etc. as well.