Aribharat is the highly ornamental form of embroidery, which is produced in the Kutch region of Gujarat. This craft is named after ari, a hook that is plied from the top and fed with silk thread from the bottom. The cloth to be embroidered is spread out and stretched on a frame. Stitches are applied using the hook, to make loops, which are similar to the chain stitch.

As cobblers (mochi) create this type of embroidery, it is also known as mochibharat.

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