Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat) Ahir-239
Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 67 X 67 CM
Square wall hangings hand made in applique work 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.
Ahir embroidery is practised by the people of Ahir community who migrated from Gokul (Mathura) to Kachchh and Saurashtra are considered to be descendants of Lord Krishna. The designs of Ahir embroidery are free-flowing, contain smooth curves and ornately endowed circles following one another in a rhythmic row of embroidered patterns. The needled embellished technique practiced by the pastoral Ahir community women reflects simplicity and is highly inspired by flora and fauna surrounding them.