Handmade quilt, Dhabada, Kutch (Gujarat) 1051
Handmade quilt, Dhabada, Kutch (Gujarat)
Dimensions – 144 X 100 CM
Quilts locally known as Dhabada is hand made using applique work technique and are a warm thick bed covering kept in place by lines of stitching using different fabrics, 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 aggro-pastoral communities.