Wall hanging

Historical period(s)
20th century
Cotton fabric with embroidery, satin stitches
H x W: 75.5 x 71.6 cm (29 3/4 x 28 3/16 in)
India, Kutch or Gujarat
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. M. Bryant
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Costume and Textile, Furniture and Furnishing

Wall hanging

beading, Pakistan, satin stitch
Provenance research underway.

This is a square wall hanging (chakla), or a cover for wedding food gifts. It is embroidered in a geometric design with green satin stitches on cherry-red background. Worked fairly evenly on both sides, this piece also has peacock designs and tassels at each corner. It was possibly made by the Sodha community which migrated to Kutch from Gujarat.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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