Hand embroidered folk textile, Sash, Bokani, Gujarat 2212
Hand embroidered folk textile, Sash, Bokani, Gujarat
Dimensions – 168 X 20 CM
‘Bokani’ is a sash worn over the headgear covering the ears during sword dances performed during festivals. This sash is hand embroidered using Ahir embroidery.
Kathi Bharat done by Kathis, Mahajans and Bania is considered as one of the oldest forms of embellishment. The mirror work is used in great number along with geometric patterns engulfed between borders constructing checked forms, illustrated by linear long stitches and contrasting colors define the design vocabulary of Kathi Bharat.