Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 64 X 44 CM
Hand-embroidered in Mutwa style this short-sleeve hip-length; backless blouse has a long front. In this case fragment of the blouse with only the front part can be seen that has abstract patterns into which colors black 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 a chain, double running, and square chain. Their embroidery is very elaborate and their designs are chiefly geometric also have floral patterns. Designs are influenced by their surroundings and motifs include flowers, peacocks, and parrots.
Also, it has heavy embellishments of mirrors encased throughout and flowers in between on red and yellow stripes background.