If you have one of those hand clutches or a soft designer bag in beautiful Kutchi embroidery, be sure it would be a ‘Pabi bag’. In a new and developed artistic form called Hari Jari, Pabiben Rabari, the inventor of this art, is a tribal woman of the Kutch region, who has truly gone international with her eponymous bags that have got her instant fame both at home and abroad.
When one mentioned Kutch, the image of a vast expanse of desert land used to come to the mind. Not anymore! With the region given attention and recognized for its potential and promise, the Kutch district has evolved as a prominent tourist destination for visitors from all over India and the world.
The Kutch region of Gujarat, with its arid land and dry desert is well-known for its exceptional and exquisite thread work or ‘Kutch Embroidery’. A heritage that has survived the travails of time it is an art that is still considered one of the most difficult and intricate in its execution.