This zari and spangle embroidered yoke piece or collar is mounted on abho, a loose upper garment for women of the Memon, Sonara and other Islamic communities of Kutch. The tie-dyed silken garment has a small round neck with slits opening on either side. It is this portion of the garment which is covered with a yoke piece of the kind shown here.
The yoke piece densely embroidered with silver zari, wire and spangles has the value of a necklace. When the garment itself is worn out and to be discarded, the yoke piece is removed and patched upon a new garment. In this manner, the piece is transferred from generation to generation, making it a family heirloom.