Dabka or Dubka is the name of the coiled spring-like wire or thread that is used in this style of embroidery. The coiled wires are hollow from within and are stitched by passing a needle through it. This style originates from Rajasthan and its neighbouring areas occupying Pakistan.
The work usually includes floral designs using gold coiled wire. One design normally occupies 3 to 5 craftsmen. The work was traditionally reserved for the royal families. Today, this artwork can be found mainly in festive traditional wear like wedding attires due to the cost of production and the delicate nature of the embroidery. This is also causing a decline in the popularity of the craft. Many NGOs and government organisations are trying to revive Dabka.