Leather Embroidery in India is more prevalent in the desert states of
Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rajasthani craftsperson, nomads, that roamed the
desert, found a fascinating way to fashion leather; leather embroidery.
They made embroidered utility products in leather that included mirror,
jooties (Shoes), bags, lampshades, book binds and kopis (water bottle).
These products were adorned in different embroidery styles like thread
embroidery using different stitches, bead work, brass eyelets, and
This art is kept alive by only a few communities in Alwar, Bamer and
The area of North Bhuj and Kuchh in Gujarat are famous for leather
embroidery. It is done by Meghawal community. Utility objects like
stools, chair backs, fans, asans, bed covers and chappals(slippers) etc
are made embroidered in bright colors and bold patch work and geometric
patterns, peacocks, parrots, flowers and temples. This embroidery can be
done directly on leather or on cloth and then stitched on to leather.