Square wall hangings hand-made in Kathipa work which is also used as table cloths or ceremonial clothes are locally known as ‘Chakla’. ‘Chakla’ means a piece or item that has four angles.
This particular chakla has angular motifs embroidery all over in pink, maroon, yellow, white,and purple coloured threads. In addition to that, it has mirrors that enhance its looks.
The name coined for the embroidery ‘Kathipa’ is suggestive of the community practicing this embroidery. People who migrated from the different parts of the world settled in Kutch and Saurashtra brought different kinds of embroidery to the country. Geometric patterns engulfed between borders constructing checked forms and heavily used mirror work are key characteristics of this embroidery.