Handmade quilt, Dhabada, Kutch (Gujarat) 1051

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A handmade quilt, Dhabada, Kutch (Gujarat)

Applique work

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.