Hand embroidered, Pouch, Kutch (Gujarat) Rabari-1758
Hand embroidered, Pouch, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century
Dimensions – 72 X 49 CM
Hand woven in Rabari style embroidery this square multipurpose pouch is attached with a string to lock it.
The nomadic pastoral community of Kutch, Rabaris started doing embroidery in their free time. Their major inspiration for motifs and designs was nature and their surroundings which symbolizes their wandering lives. Their embroidery has heavy embellishments which consists of shapes like square, triangle, diamond and circle along with floral patterns. It has additional embellishments like mirrors and different color threads are used that gives it a profound look on maroon background.