Hand embroidered, Door Hanging, Toran, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 44 X 92 CM
An entrance decorationhanging locally known as ‘Toran’ is hand made in Kathi Rajput style embroidery. ‘Toran’ areused 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 Done byKathis, Mahajans, and Baniaisconsidered as one of the oldest forms of embellishment.The mirror work is used in great number along withgeometric patterns engulfed between borders constructing checked forms, illustrated by linear long stitches and contrasting colors that define the design vocabulary of Kathi Bharat.
Embroidered using multi-color thread mainly it has mirror embellishments throughout and the hanging panels have pom pomsas additional decoration below them.Also, the mirrors used are of different shapes and sizes.