Embroidery - Aari Bharat Embroidery
Aari Bharat Embroidery is also known as Mochi embroidery. Mochi literally means "shoemaker". The mochis work on silk cloth called "Mashru", net or canvas using a needle called "Aar" and silk thread.
They work without any pre-decided design or drawing and conceptualize the design as they work. They work wonders as their fingers skillfully trace out all forms such as leaves, fruits, flowers, animals and human figures. Mostly concentrated in the areas of Kutch and Kathiawar, Aari Bharat is slowly reviving, as the work is much in demand all across India and abroad. You can also see the masterpieces of this work in places like Aina Mahal, Kutch museum and Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan in Bhuj.