Handmade Atharyu, Camel Cover, Gujarat, applique - 1786

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Handmade Atharyu, Camel Cover, Gujarat

Applique work

Dimensions – 152 X 128 CM

Hand-made in applique work camel cover locally known as Atharyu is made using an applique work technique typically applied in a decorative design.

Applique is an intricate sewing technique popular in Gujarat. It is decorative hand needlework in which different colour and size fragments of fabric are stitched onto a larger piece to create a design or pattern.

Applique is used mainly for festive occasions but is deeply embedded in the lives of many agro-pastoral communities.