Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat) 927
Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 60 X 54 CM
Hand embroidered in Mutwa style embroidery this short sleeve hip-length; backless blouse has a long front. In this case only neck fragment of the blouse from front part can be seen.
A native craft of Muslim community belonging to Banni area in Kutch. The Mutwa embroidery includes different stitches like 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 use of mirrors as an additional embellishment.