Gotanv Embroidery

Mutwa embroidery is a very highly prized style practised by Muslim herders who live in only 11 villages of the Banni District of Kutch. There are sub styles of Mutwa: Mukko, Chikan, Chopat, Katri, & Gotanv. Often minute renderings of other local styles they use combinations of chain, square chain, reverse chain, Romanian, knot, satin, double running, lazy daisy, herringbone, and hemming stitches. Mirrors are frequently used and held in place with an interlace stitch. Mukko embroidery uses metallic threads couched on to a high quality fabric, such as silk.


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