Ghagra and Choli of a young girl
Bhuj became the main centre of mochi embroidery in the 19th century.It received immense patronage from the Maharaos of Kutch. The royalty engaged the mochi embroiders in making gifts for their british guests and clothing and furnishing for personal use. The cloths are embroidered with various motifs such as peacocks ,floral buttis, stylized flowers, creepers, putlis(damsels)and parakeets.
This ghagara and choli is embroidered with mochi and kuchhi embroidery respectively.The kuchhi embroidery is further embelilished with mirror work.
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection.
Textiles and Costumes of India
Cotton and Satin
Early 20th Century CE