Hand Embroidered Abha, Gujarat.147
Hand Embroidered Abha, Gujarat.
Dimensions – 106 X 100 CM
The traditional costume abhas of Kutch region is finely styled and has intricates embroidery. The word abha-has been derived from aba a word normally used for top garment in middle eastern countries. It is principally a kalidar kurta without a slit on the sides, with a loose flair as an age-old tradition style.
The craft that reflects royalty and was known to adorn the attire of God’s thus holds a distinguished place among all crafts. The word "Zardosi" is made up of two Persian terms, 'Zar' meaning gold and 'Dosi' meaning embroidery. Traditionally original gold and silver medals were melted and beaten to create wires which were used for embroidery and weaving. Gold is considered as the most sacred metal symbolizing sun and silver representing the moon. The use of gold and silver threads, beads, stones, and imaginative designs has made it one of the most sought-after glittering arts to decorate fabric.