Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat) Mutwa
Dimensions – 70 X 40 CM
Hand embroidered in Mutwa style this short-sleeve hip-length; backless blouse has a long front. In this case, only the neck fragment of the blouse from the front part can be seen.
A native craft of the Muslim community belonging to the Banni area in Kutch. The Mutwa embroidery includes different stitches like a chain, double running, and square chain stitch. Their embroidery is very elaborate and their designs are chiefly geometric and floral patterns. Designs are influenced by their surroundings and motifs include flowers, peacocks, and parrots. It also has the use of mirrors as an additional embellishment.