Hand embroidered, wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions–81 X 82 CM
This square-shaped wall hanging locally known as ‘Chakla’ meaning a cloth having four angles, is embroidered using Bavaliyo embroidery. Chaklas are also used as ceremonial cloths or table cloths.
Bavaliyo Bharat done by Bania and Mahajan communities is considered one of the oldest embroideries used for embellishment. It is inspired by Ganda Bavar plants found in plenty throughout the landscape of Kachchh. Repeating Patterns of six to eight-pointed stars, triangles and squares are arranged to form a symphonic composition.
This Chaklo is made using handwoven maroon coloured silk fabric. Motifs are embroidered on the cloth using white and purple threads, whereas the border is embroidered using yellow, white, and maroon threads.