Aari and Kutchi

Aari and Kutchi

Aari is derived from the Hindi word aar, meaning hooked needle.
The craft of Aari has been rooted in India since the 12th century, and flourished under the patronage of the Mughals. It is one of India’s most ornate and involved forms of embroidery.
The craft evolved out of the cobble stitch, which the Mochi used to embellish leather footwear for the courts.
It gradually came to be used for decorating textiles and other objects. Village folk in the Kutch region adapted the traditional Aari style of chain stitch to suit their skills and needs, thus spawning a myriad of embroidery styles across the region. The different Kutchi embroidery styles - Rabari, Ahir, Bhanushali, Meghwal, Sodha Rajput, Mochi, Jat and Mutwa are a result of this diversification.
Over time, the Aari embroidery has moved beyond just the chain stitch to include blanket stitches and running stitches, among others. This has only made the final work richer.

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Verve Collection: Aari Embroidery Stylised Cold Shoulder Top

Asymmetric Hem Extended Back Fine Cotton Cold Shoulder Top with Aari and Kutchi Embroidery Detail
$41.00

Verve Collection: Aari Embroidery Stylised Cold Shoulder Top

Asymmetric Hem Extended Back Fine Cotton Cold Shoulder Top with Aari and Kutchi Embroidery Detail
$41.00

Whiff Of Wildflowers Collection: Crochet and Aari Embroidery Tie-up Floral Tunic

Full Sleeve Cotton Tunic With Aari Embroidery And Crochet Floral Embellishments
$52.00

Whiff Of Wildflowers Collection: Crochet and Aari Embroidery Tie-up Floral Tunic

Full Sleeve Cotton Tunic With Aari Embroidery And Crochet Floral Embellishments
$52.00

Verve Collection: Mangalagiri Embroidered Short Camisole

Deep Round Neck Short Mangalagiri Camisole with Tonal Fabric Neckline and Aari Embroidery Details
$33.00

Elemental Collection: Aari Embroidery Mandarin Collar Shirt

Fine Cotton Full Sleeve Shirt with Aari Embroidery on Full Mandarin collar
$58.00

Elemental Collection: Aari Embroidery Mandarin Collar Shirt

Fine Cotton Full Sleeve Shirt with Aari Embroidery on Full Mandarin collar
$58.00

Infinity Collection: Aari Embroidery Mandarin Collar Shirt

Fine Cotton Full Sleeve Shirt with Aari Embroidery on Full Mandarin collar
$58.00

Elemental Collection: Aari Embroidery Mandarin Collar Shirt

Fine Cotton Full Sleeve Shirt with Aari Embroidery on Full Mandarin collar
$58.00