Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat) Kathi -2110
Hand embroidered wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20 th century,
Dimensions – 53 X 52 CM
This Square shaped wall hanging locally known as ‘Chakla’ meaning a cloth having four angles, is embroidered using Kathi embroidery. Chaklas are also used as ceremonial cloths or table cloths.
Kathi Bharat done by Kathis, Mahajans and Bania communities is considered to be one of the oldest forms of cloth embellishments. Geometric and floral patterns along with mirrors are heavily used in this embroidery. Linear long stitches and contrasting colors define the visual vocabulary of Kathi Bharat.
This Handwoven green cloth has pink colored silk fabric borders that enhance its look. The central green fabric is embroidered with floral patterns in maroon, white and yellow threads.