At a Glance :
Belongs To : Gujarat
Major Art Form : Cushion Covers, Beadwork
Other Art Form : Durries, Namdas
Gujarat state is fulfilled by many art and craft forms, but very much important form of Gujarat art is hand painted fabrics which used as bedspreads, table cloths and wall hangings etc. in nice vibrant color shades like maroon, red and ochre. The motifs which mostly used are mythological. If you will the floor spreads or 'namdas', it is worth buying for you. Pleasant embroidery work contains motifs of bright silk threads which are interspersed with micro mirrors. These types of 'aribharat' embroideries which consists animal motifs or geometrical motifs; which make very good cushion covers, hangings, belts, skirts and borders.
Durries and Namdas :
Durries and Namdas are the traditional floor spreads from Kachchh. It is totally felted, woven durries and inlaid 'namdas' it is belongs to Kachchh. The creators of these types of craft known as 'weavers'. The weavers deftly weave designs through their hands, while they are operating the machine by foot. The result of this hard work is delightful patterns and noticeable color combination. In the villages of Kachchh, the carpets, Dhurries and blankets, rugs are woven on the early pitlooms. Colorful animals picture and camel comparison are also woven on the traditionally pitlooms, other handlooms and shuttle looms. In the villages of the Ahmedabad- Bhavnagar highway, handloom weaving is an major occupation.
Table Cloths and Cushion Covers :
You can get the wide range of furnishings from very simple to fashionable cushion covers to bedcovers and quilts in a very wide range of styles. Quilts are another famous handicraft item of Gujarat. They are available in variety of styles such as simple geometric style and more complicate pattern. There are also other utility items like Kalakari, woven and table covers, block printed bed land linen and tablemats. You can buy all this variety art items at Law Garden in Ahmedabad. Usually it is held in the evening and ends in the late night. Visitors just roam around the market to buy best art item.