Handmade in Applique style this bull cover is used as a decoration item during ceremonial occasions and during festivals of the local community. The festival is celebrated mainly by the farmers after the monsoon season and fieldwork to thank the bulls and oxen for their support in farming.
Applique is an intricate sewing technique popular in Gujarat. It isdecorative hand needleworkin which different colour and size fragments of fabric are stitched onto a larger piece to create a design or pattern.
Applique is used mainly for festive occasions but is deeply embedded in the lives of many agro-pastoralcommunities.