Rabari Takiya (cushion cover)
Cushion cover made with the unique hand-embroidery to the nomadic Rabaris of Kutch (Gujarat, India), famous for their usage of Shisha mirror-work with the traditional square-chain stiches.
The Rabaris also have a vast repertoire of lesser-known style: from delicate back stitching to playful appliqué work. Every motif is named and has a particular significance.
Rabari women draw upon these resources to depict their changing life and tradition.
Ethnic styles express lifestyle. They are practiced by individuals whose heritage is rooted in community rather than land, and considered cultural property.