Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla Banjara-2346
Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 42 X 42 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 bead work, mirror work, shells, ivory beads and colorful threads. It has a square at the center with red color and blue borders along with small squares at every single corner with freehand geometric designs. Addition to that its perimeter is decorated with cowrie shell, patchwork and angular patterns along with mirrors as an additional embellishment.