Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla Banjara-2343

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Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla

Early 20thcentury,

Dimensions – 37 X 36 CM

Square embroidered wall hangings hand made in Banjara embroidery which is also used as table cloths or ceremonial clotheslocally known as ‘Chakla’.‘Chakla’ means a piece or an item that has four angles.

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. It has a square at the center with red colorandblue borders with small squares at every single corner along withfreehand geometric designs. In addition tothisits perimeter isalsodecorated with cowrie shells and patchwork angular patterns withmirrors as an additional embellishment.