The base fabric of Kutch embroidery work is particularly sturdy, however, owing to the delicate nature of the thread work, bead work and mirror work, the embroidered garments/pieces cannot be hand washed as they are liable to get damaged. Dry clean is the best option to ensure that no damage is caused to the garment.
- There are many legends behind the origin of Kutch embroidery dating back to the Ramayana and Lord Krishna.
- Kutch embroidery was primarily a hobby of the women of Kutch who would make wedding trousseaus for their daughters.
- The embroidery of the Kutch region of Gujarat is world-renowned for its microscopic nature in the most attractive colours. Termed as ‘Kutchi Bharat’ or kutchi embroidery, it has eight different types of embroidery styles.