The Evolution of a Stitch – New Work from the Dhebaria Rabari

by - Thursday, May 13, 2021

The embroidered works of the famous Dhebaria Rabari community of the Kachchh Desert are evolving. The group enjoys a close relationship with traditional Vankar weavers. Finished weavings are handed off to skilled women who embellish the cloth with distinct Dhebaria Designs. As the weavers began to experiment with lighter toned, natural yarns, the embroiderers didn't miss a beat. They adapted their colours to work on this new lighter ground. It's incredible work. Stitched with a wonderful sense of line and figure. The Dhebaria also bring their distinct sense of stitch to play on milled linen, creating this collection of cushion covers.


The proud stitch-heritage of the Kachchh region shows in every thread of these embroideries. Many ethnic groups are famous for their needlework: Dhebaria and Kutchi Rabari, Dhanetah Jats, Sodha Rajputs, and Mutwa. Each group has a traditional repertoire of figure and motif. These embroideries bring the richness of desert cultures into your hands — heirlooms for the future.

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