An object that is used from the genesis of civilizations has been used to declare their identity, status, and kinship. In the nineteenth century, Bhatia and Bania traders from Kutch and Saurashtra began to bring the beads into India. Kathi women were taking to beadwork as a replacement for the craft of embroidery, which they now largely left to the professional embroiders, the Mochi.
The beadwork motifs portrayed divine and human figures, combined with flowers, cradles, racing camels, other animals, and birds. The colors used were mostly orange, yellow, green, purple and red.