Festival Hanging (Chakla)

“Chalka” translates to “reflection of light,” and the mirrors on this festive hanging would have done just that. Like many textiles in rural India, they were embroidered by the women to show their creative skills while decorating their home or creating cover for animals. This piece is embroidered using polychromatic silk floss thread on a cotton ground. The maker used mostly satin stitches and Shisha embroidery to secure the mirrors.

Circa: 19th century

Origin: Gujurat, India

Material: Silk Embroidery on Cotton & Mica

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 34" x 33"

Inventory number: TX5183



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