Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla Banjara-2346

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Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla

Early 20thcentury,

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 that 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 color and blue borders along with small squares at every single corner with freehand geometric designs. In addition to that its perimeter is decorated with cowrie shells, patchwork, and angular patterns along with mirrors as an additional embellishment.