||MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton threads.
CONSTRUCTION: Made in two parts each pieced of two cloths joined at centre with 'Khilan'. Lined, piping. Hand stitched, embroidered : back, interlaced, chain, herringbone stitches.
MOTIFS: Deri, ambo, mor, popti and makodiyun.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on white with red.
STYLE REMARKS: This is the oldest existing Rabari style. Motifs are pictorial. Bokani was traditionally embroidered with bakhia motifs on red and white combination. Trees at ends is traditional.
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 Eastem cloths. Bhakhia on natural colour is also used for kediyun. Perhaps it is associated with men's garments.
||Clothing For Men
||Man's ceremonial scarf
||Angia, ta. Nakhatrana , kutch, Gujarat, India.