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Kharek Embroidery



Kharek Embroidery is an art practiced by the members belonging to the Sodha, Rajput and Megwar communities of Gujarat. The word ‘kharek’ literally means ‘fruit of the date palm.’

The outlines of the designs are traced with double running stitches of black color. These are filled with stitches of satin thread. These filled portions resemble bars and are individually referred to as ‘nehran’ (river). Objects like triangles, small squares and other similar geometrical shapes are created by clustering these bars.



Updated on 3rd August, 2018
District: Kutch

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