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Title: Historical Overview of Kutch Embroideries
Authors: Pandya, Amita D
Dholakia, Kruti L
Keywords: Kutch;Embroidery;History
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: D, D01H, D02G 3/00, D03, D05C, D06H
Abstract: Handicrafts for eternity hold the essence of its original abode though it transforms according to the change in milieu and time. Knowledge of past at all times facilitates the inkling of foundation. It provides the inspiration for future modifications and innovations. Embroidery of Kutch has withstood the ravages of time and tough competition with other handicrafts of the region. The changing times have though, affected Kutch and its crafts as various progressive factors like commercialization and industrialization that have influenced the life of artisans. It was essential to record the history of omnipotent needle craft of Kutch in order to maintain the roots intact which can serve as a guideline for future generations. Survey was undertaken to exhume and document the history of Kutch embroidery craft apart from desk research.
Page(s): 524-529
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.12(3) [July 2013]

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