Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat) Mutwa-572
Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 33 X 31 CM
Hand embroidered in Mutwa style this short-sleeve hip-length; backless blouse has a long front. In this case only neck fragment of the blouse from front part can be seen that has abstract patterns into which colors red and yellow 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 and floral patterns. Designs are influenced by their surroundings and motifs include flowers, peacocks and parrots.
Also, it has heavy embellishments of mirrors encased throughout on sea green background.