Hand embroidered, Door Hanging, Toran, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 55 X 111 CM
An entrance decoration hanging locally known as ‘Toran’ is hand-made in Kathi Rajput style embroidery. ‘Toran’ is used to decorate the main entrance of the house. It is considered very auspicious in Hinduism and it is believed that it is to please and attract the goddess of wealth - Lakshmi and also to welcomes guests.
Kathi Bharat did byKathis, Mahajans, and Baniaconsidered as one of the oldest forms of embellishment. The mirror work is used in great numbers along with geometric patterns engulfed between borders constructing checked forms, illustrated by linear long stitches and contrasting colors define the design vocabulary of Kathi Bharat.
Embroidered using multi-color threads mainly it has mirror embellishments throughout and hanging panels have pom-poms additional decoration below them. Also, at the center hanging panel it has a Ganesha god figure and peacocks on the upper main horizontal panel.