It was a dowry that a young women is suppose to learn.
Begins with triangles
• Fine colored threads are used
• On the face side, the stitches are 1cm along.
• Successive stitches are done on one side fabric, which makes a
• Small mirrors are added
• Various items like :bedspreads, wall hangings, cushion covers ,
cradle cloth, jackets, atc
counted thread embroidery
done by using darning stitch.
The motifs are inspired by
nature and are geometric in
• Done by the Sodha, Rajput and
• Word “pakko” literally means solid,
referring to the dense stitches.
• Covers the whole base cloth.
• Free hand drawing.
• Square chain stitch
• Done in
• Done by Rabari communities of kutch.
• Nomadic communities that rear cattle
• Designs: boldand usually derived from mythology and daily
• Integral part of their lives.
• Originally from Rajasthan that came into Kutch on a south
west route from Jaisalmer.
• Tradionally : used for dowry.
• Was stopped later
• Temple motifs : the power of goddess.
• Women with pot on their head.
• Tree motifs: local baval, bushes as food for herds, shade from sun.
• Scorpion motifs – protect against the real threat and symbolically
• Peacock and pa
• Sunni Muslims who are thought
to have migrated to Kutch via
Sindh from Iran back in 5th
• They are cattleman
• They migrated in search of new
• It relies on their oral tradition and sporadic reference :
migrated from Greece
• Arrived to India, Germany, Italy, Iraq, Iran, Baluchistan and
• They have their distinctive embroidery style
• Whole cloth is embroidered
• Clothes : orange, red, blue and yellow color are used.
• Mirrors are used
• Covering of the space around the mirror is done by chain
stitch and creeper stitch
• Images of the dolls
All these are created in an embossed manner, using interlace
of button hole and chain stitch
• Small group of muslim cowherds
• They live in a small cluster of 11 villages
• Migrated from the middle east around the 16th century
• Houses are highly decorated
• It is mainly geometric and floral