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Applique of Gujarat

Quilting, Patchwork, Applique

Applique of Gujarat

Applique of Kutch is coveted worldwide for its colourful and carefully stitched patchwork . Executed two ways- direct and reverse applique, the crafting process involves strips of various shapes to be sewn together to create fabrics which can be used a s quilts, hangings, canopies and long decorative friezes. These quilts form a significant component of the the dowry among the Meghwal, Sodha rajput, Halepotra, Mutwa and Jat and Rabari communities. Floral and animal motifs are employed to provide a sense of vitality to the finished piece.

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