Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat) Mutwa-553
Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 81 X 48 CM
Handwoven in Mutwa style embroidery this short-sleeve hip-length; backless blouse has a long front. In this case fragment of the blouse with only front part can be seen that has abstract patterns into which colors black, red and orange are filled using satin stitch.
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 along with floral patterns. Designs are influenced by their surroundings and motifs which include flowers, peacocks and parrots.
Also, it has heavy embellishments of mirrors encased throughout and a border at the bottom in red and orange color along with mirrors on maroon background.