Hand embroidered Blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat) Kharek-1619
Hand embroidered Blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 48 X 45 CM
Hand woven in Kharek style embroidery this short sleeve; backless blouse has a long front. In this case fragment of the blouse from neckline with only front part can be seen that has geometrical patterns into which colors like maroon and orange are filled using 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 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 black outline of double running stitch, mirrors and pom poms along with Bandhani design that enhances its look.