Hand embroidered letter pouch, Gujarat Applique-1095

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Handmade letter pouch, Gujarat

Appliquéwork

Dimensions – 45 X 45 CM

A handmade bagin appliquéwork is a pouch used as a letterbox in ancient times.

Appliquéis an intricate sewing technique popular in Gujarat. It is decorative hand needleworkin which different color and size fragments of fabric are stitched into a larger piece to create a design or pattern. Divided into two parts the bag has three divisions to keep letters on one side.

Handmade from red and white fabrics it has angular and abstract patterns on both the endsof the pouch.

Appliquéis used mainly for festive occasions but it is deeply embedded in the lives of many Agro-pastoralcommunities.