Applique, a Western art form, has found its way into India through trade interactions with Arabian or Middle Eastern cultures. It has been practised for a long time in Rajasthan and Orissa, with the Marwari communities excelling in Rajasthani Applique work. This art form draws inspiration from the Egyptians.
The beauty of Rajasthani applique lies in its intricate designs, the skillful blending of fabrics, and the use of various materials for embroidery. It is a testament to the rich cultural heritage and craftsmanship of Rajasthan and continues to be treasured as an art form that reflects the region's traditions and aesthetics.