Rabari embroidery is so intricate and therefore outrageously beautiful. It is worked using a single skein of silk thread and often multiple colors are used. The patterns are traditional tribal patterns often used for decor products especially wall hangings. It is also used in potlis which are almost always used by both men and women. We have table runners in Rabari embroidery of the Gujarat/Kutch region.
Story of Craft: Rabari Art is originated from Rabri community. Rabri or Rahabari means one who live outside or goes out of the path. People of this community were migrated from Sindh ( now in Pakistan) about 400 years ago. These nomads live in western region of Rajasthan to Kutch region of Gujarat. They are cattle rearing community but are engaged in embroidery work too. Each style, a distinct combination of stitches, patterns and colours, and rules for using them, was shaped by historical, socio- economic and cultural factors. Colourful threads and various types of geometrical mirrors are use in this embroidery. Few of the materials are silk, cotton and woollen fabrics, embroidery threads of varied colours and circular mirrors. Motifs are inspired by mythology and desert habitation which depict the culture of Gujarat.