Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat) Banjara-1175
Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 46 X 22 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 is addressed as ‘Darani’ in Banjara community. It was made of different sizes where the large size clothes were called ‘Chakla’ and the smaller ones were called ‘Chakli’ the one in this case.
Banjaras or the nomadic tribes have a distinctive embroidery style which is influenced by many cultures and locality. The embroidery and motifs are highly influenced by the nature and their surroundings. The clothes are embroidered with elaborate bead work, mirror work, shells, ivory beads, and colorful threads. It has a blue colored rectangle in the center and red colored borders with white lines throughout.