Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat) Kathipa - 1735
Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 26 X 47 CM
Hand-embroidered in Kathipa style, this multi-purpose panel can be used as a decorative item as well as a table cloth for small tables. This cloth is locally known as Rumal meaning handkerchief.
The name coined for the embroidery ‘Kathipa’ is suggestive of the community practicing this embroidery. People who migrated from the different parts of the world settled in Kutch and Saurashtra brought different kinds of Embroidery to the country. Geometric patterns engulfed between borders constructing checked forms and heavily used mirror work are key characteristics of this embroidery.
Here, the dark green rumal is embroidered using purple, yellow and white threads. Multiple squares at the center are surrounded by geometrical patterns with mirror work in the middle.