Kathi Embroidery is a craft practiced by the women belonging to the Kathi community, a nomadic tribe of Gujarat. This embroidery is done on a black cloth using crimson, violet, golden, yellow and white colors. Green and blue colors are used in small quantities to provide a balanced effect. While elongated darn, chain and chain-cum-interlacing stitches are used for creating the outlines of the designs; the fillings are done with herringbone stitch.
The designs portray images borrowed from Hindu mythologies and epics. The motifs also include floral patterns, animals and peacocks. The in-between spaces are covered with images of leaves and buds. An enhanced effect is produced by mirrors fixed on the center of flowers, eyes of birds and animals.