||MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton thread, mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand st., embr : double running, satin, double btt., btt., couched, Romanian , cross stitches.
MOTIFS: Guli, phali, nehn.
STYLE REMARKS: One side is Kharek, the other side is suf. Artisans don't mix the styles. Here note that the same motif is worked in two different styles.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used to carry money or coins with garment, without pockets. The bride would make a vahani & send it to her future groom. male family members wore it during wedding procession. The money was brought to cover expenses of the wedding.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Versions used throughout Sindh & Kutch.
Vahani, Money belt.
||Clothing For Men
||Tharad, Banaskantha, North Gujarat ,India.
||Embroidery : Kharek & Suf