Rabari Silk Bracelet

Rabari Silk Bracelet


Silk bracelets (with buttons) had been inspired in the traditional and heavy silver bracelets that Rabari women use. They are beautifully hand embroidered in the Rabari style - the unique technique to these nomads from the Kutch region of Gujarat (India) - by artisans from Kala Raksha organisation.


Ethnic styles express lifestyle. They are practiced by individuals whose heritage is rooted in community rather than land, and considered cultural property.

  • CRAFT TECHNIQUE: Kutch Embroidery (Rabari)


    RABARI embroidery is unique to the nomadic Rabaris and to it is essential the use of mirrors in a variety of shapes. Rabaris outline patterns in chain stitch and then decorate them with a regular sequence of mirrors and accent stitches, in a regular sequence of colors. The style is ever evolving, and in abstract motifs Rabari women depict their changing world.


    KALA RAKSHA is a grassroots social enterprise committed to documenting and promoting existing traditions of art and craft of Kutch region in north Gujarat, India. The Trust maintains a collection of heirloom textiles that functions as a resource base for artisans to study and create exquisite contemporary work.