Hand embroidered Panel, Galla, Kutch (Gujarat) Banjara- 1828
Hand embroidered Panel, Galla, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 37 X 20 CM
Hand Embroidered in Banjara style this nape covers that is locally known as Galla is used when the water pots is rest a padded fabric ring on the back of which is attached a rectangular cloth, which covers the nape of the neck.
Banjaras or the nomadic tribes have a distinctive embroidery style which is influenced by many cultures and localities. The embroidery and motifs are highly influenced by nature and surroundings. The clothes are embroidered with elaborate beadwork, mirror work, shells, ivory beads, and colorful threads. Embroidered using maroon, yellow, and green threads it has freehand geometric designs with mirror embellishments. Addition to that it also has cowry shells at the center and border along with thread pom pom along with cowry shell tassels.