Kutch in Gujarat is the largest district in India, It comprises 10 talukas and accounts for 24% of the total land area of the state. Its geography is characterised by an extreme ecological divide, with the Arabian Sea to the south and the vast Thar desert in the north.
Owing to its geographical character, Kutch district has a low population density with more around 1.8 million people spread across its terrain.
Over the past 800 years, many nomadic and semi-nomadic communities have made the desert region of Kutch their home. These communities have earned Kutch world renown with their tradition of sewing wonderful intricate embroideries. Each community has its own distinct stitch, motifs and patterns that reflects their unique customs and culture, and marks their identity.