Hand embroidered, wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat) Kathipa - 1730
Hand embroidered, wall hanging, Chakla, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 46 X 47 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.
Embroidered by women of Kathipa community, the Kathipa embroidery has different styles of stitches. It is said that this embroidery is as beautiful as Phulkari embroidery. People migrated from different countries and mostly settled to Kutch and Saurashtra brought the different types of embroidery to the country. The mirror work is used in great number along with geometric patterns engulfed between borders constructing checked forms.
Embroidered using purple, yellow and dark pink threads it has multiple small squares at the center surrounded by angular patterns and triangular shape border through its perimeter.