Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat) Mutwa-779
Hand embroidered blouse, Kanjari, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 80 X 46 CM
Hand embroidered in Mutwa style, 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, white, and red are used.
It is a native craft of Muslim community belonging to Banni area in Kutch. The Mutwa embroidery includes different stitches like the 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 a blue and red background.