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.
Kathi Bharat done by Kathis, Mahajans and Baniaconsidered one of the oldest forms of embellishment. The mirror work is used in great numbers along with geometric patterns engulfed between borders constructing checked forms, illustrated by linear long stitches and contrasting colors define the design vocabulary of Kathi Bharat.
Repeating patterns of six to eight-pointed stars, triangles and squares arranged to form a symphonic composition with the use of different color threads and different shapes and size mirrors.