The history of Kutch embroidery can be traced to the 16th century when people migrated from Iran, Iraq, Greece, and Afghanistan to Gujarat India. The art of embroidery became a vocation for women of Kutch to meet their clothing requirements and also to make a living. The skills were taught from mother to daughter.
The motifs on the cloth relate to the themes of daily lifestyles, animals, and birds, i.e., peacocks and delightful floral motifs as in this section of a skirt border.
Circa: 19th c.
Condition: Good antique condition with some staining and small wear breaks to silk
Dimensions: 27" X 32"
Inventory number: TX3541