Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat), Rabari - 931

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Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat)

Early 20thcentury

Dimensions – 120 X 117 CM

Square embroidered wall hangings hand made in Rabari 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.

The nomadic pastoral community of Kutch Rabari’s started doing embroidery in their free time. Their major inspiration for motifs and designs was nature and their surroundings which symbolizes their wandering lives. Their embroidery has heavy embellishments which consist of shapes like square, triangle, diamond and circle in various colors.