Hand embroidered Blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat) Kharek-1619
Hand embroidered Blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 48 X 45 CM
Hand embroidered in Kharek style embroidery this short sleeve; backless blouse has a long front. In this case fragment of the blouse from the neckline with only the front part can be seen that has geometrical patterns into which colors like maroon and orange are filled using the satin stitch.
Kharek embroidery goes back to Sindh and was brought to the regions of Banni by Meghwals and Islamic pastorals who migrated from the region. The name itself is reminiscent of the tactile textural quality of the Dates tree and it is an exultant inspiration of the form. It has a geometric style of needlework created by counting the structural composition of the fabric. Also, one can see the pattern is primarily executed with a black outline of double running stitch, mirrors, and pom-poms along with Bandhani design that enhances its look.