||MATERIALS: Silk and cotton cloth, Cotton threads, mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched., embroidered, chain, interlaced, Cretan,double button hole, detached chain, button hole, satin, faggoting, couched, herringbone stitches.
MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun, tak bavaliyun, deri, butti, khori-ghoto, vanaro phool.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on orange and black.
STYLE REMARKS: The bukani is usually made in two symmetrical pieces, which are stitched together in the centre. The use of two colours is traditional. In the oldest pieces, white with red borders was preferred. The overall pattern in the centre is specifically for bokanis, as is an end pattern of a tringle and tree. Machine stitching was used for embroideries other than blouses in early times.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The bokani is a desert garment, worn over a man's chin, turban, and ears (hence the name, in Sindhi ''bo(two)kan(ears).'') It was traditionally worn by a young groom to protect his tender face and valuable earrings from desert winds.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Today, bokanis are worn as ascots or belts, often embroidered on imported Middle Eastern cloths.
Bukani, Man's ceremonial scarf.
||Clothing For Men
||Man's ceremonial scarf
||Vinchiya, Ta. Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat.
Man's ceremonial scarf
||Embroidery : Kachhi Rabari