Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat) Mutwa - 560
Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 80 X 36 CM
Handwoven in Mutwa style embroidery this short sleeve hip-length, the 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 orange, maroon, and pink are used.
It is 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 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 as well as parrots.
Also, it has heavy embellishments of mirrors encased throughout and a multi-color border at the bottom along with mirrors on green and maroon background.