Kharek is a traditionally practiced embroidery by the sodha community and later by the Harijans to adorn their kanjara / tunic like top and choli/ blouse. This form of art is influenced by Central Asia.
The geometric patterns are created with detailed counting of threads in wrap and weft. Kharek embroidery is beautifully done with vibrant colors which fill the entire fabric incorporating mirrors in them.
Black color is used to create the outline of the grid making the motifs to stand out. Traditionally, satin stitch was also used along with cross stitch.
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