This square-shaped wall hanging locally known as ‘Chakla’ meaning a cloth having four angles, is embroidered using Mochi embroidery. Chaklas are also used as ceremonial cloths or table cloths.
This Chakla is hand embroidered using multicoloured threads on purple and green silk fabric. Floral patterns and parrot motifs are used surrounded by brocade lace at the edges.
‘Mochi’ is the local word for the shoe-making community in Gujarat. The Mochi community from Kutch and Saurashtra were traditionally cobblers and leather workers by trade, but eventually developed the art of embroidering chain stitch in fine silk using ‘Aari’ (needle) so it is known as ‘Aari’embroidery.
The craft of Aari embroidery existed in India from the 12th century and was patronized by the Mughal courts. Butti’ of Persian origin peacocks in beautiful forms, stylized flowering scrubs, and ‘Patli’ were some of the decorative designs commonly used along with animals and human figures. It is said to have developed its methods of Aari-work embroidery from the craft tradition in Sind of embroidering leather belts, shoes, and bags.
Size:Small: 11-inch x 11-inch, Medium: 20-inch x 20-inch, and Custom Size:Go to Ask Question
Material of Print:Archival Paper Print or Canvas Print
Material of Frame:Wooden
Art: Mochi Embroidery
Color: Multicolored (Slight difference in color from the visible product image is possible)
Weight:50 grams without Frame and 1.5 kg with Frame (approximately)
Care: Wipe with clean dry cloth to remove dust. Keep away from water.
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