Square wall hangings hand-made in applique work which is also used as table cloths or ceremonial cloths are locally known as ‘Chakla’. ‘Chakla’ means a piece or item that has four angles.
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.