Handmade wall hanging, Chakla, Gujarat Applique - 1803
Handmade wall hanging, Chakla, Gujarat
Dimensions – 53 X 53 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.
Applique is an intricate sewing technique popular in Gujarat. It is decorative hand needlework in which different color and size fragments of fabric are stitched onto a larger piece to create a design or pattern. With a big blue flower at the center in a beige background and several thin borders of different color enhances its look.
Applique is used mainly for festive occasions but is deeply embedded in the lives of many aggro-pastoral communities.