Handmade Atharyu, Camel Cover, Gujarat, Applique - 1787
Handmade Atharyu, Camel Cover, Gujarat
Dimensions – 220 X 221 CM
Hand made in applique work camel cover locally known as Atharyu is made using an applique work technique typically applied in a decorative design.
Applique is an intricate sewing technique popular in Gujarat. It is decorative hand needlework in which different colour and size fragments of fabric are stitched onto a larger piece to create a design or pattern.
Applique is used mainly for festive occasions but is deeply embedded in the lives of many agro-pastoral communities.