Pakko Work

Example of Pakko embroidery, Northwest India. Example of Pakko embroidery, Northwest India.

Pakko work is carried out by women of the Sodha, Rajput and Meghwal communities in the Kutch area of Gujarat, Northwest India. The motifs are generally geometric and floral, sometimes with stylized figures of peacocks or scorpions. The motifs are traditionally first drawn with mud, and then worked in maroon or red, dark green, white, or yellow, often with buttonhole stitch. Outlining is done in black, white or yellow, using a chain stitch.

Digital source (retrieved 14 March 2017).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 14 March 2017).


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