Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 43 X 47 CM
Square embroidered wall hangings hand made in Banjara embroidery which is also used as table cloths or ceremonial cloths is locally known as ‘Chakla’. ‘Chakla’ means a piece or item that has four angles which addressed as ‘Darani’ in the Banjara community
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.
The Banjaras are a tribe of north Indian origin, who moved south into the Deccan plateau and states like Rajasthan and Gujarat during the seventeenth century.