Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla Banjara-2344
Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 41 X 41 CM
Square embroidered wall hangings hand made in Banjara embroidery which is also used as table cloths or ceremonial clothes also known locally 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 multi-color thread borders and small squares at every single corner along with freehand geometric designs and angular patterns. Addition to that its perimeter is also decorated with cowrie shells, patchwork and angular patterns with mirrors as an additional embellishment.