Kachchh Hand Embroidered Wall Hanging - Mutwa - Piece #1a


Mutwa communities, originally from the Sindh region, now live in remote villages scattered through the Banni region of Kachchh. The embroidery of the Mutwa women is ethereal and intricate. Tiny mirrors and minuscule stitches distinguish them from other communities.  The sparkle reflected in the mirrors dance in the light.

This exquisite one of a kind piece brings the richness of desert cultures into your hands — heirlooms for the future. Each embroidery is a unique expression of the woman who made it. 

Size is approx.  18" x 25" (46cm x 63cm).

Features: Hand embroidered Mutwa piece set on a silk border with cotton lining on the back. There is a small loop sewn at the top for hanging the piece, paired with a flat wood bar encased along the top edge to maintain structure.  

*Colours may appear different on different monitors and in different lighting conditions.


For centuries embroidery has been an expression of personality ...

The language of stitches builds within a community over hundreds of years. It is a source of identity that is transferred from one generation to the next. It is learned in the same way a spoken language is learned; with children sitting beside the adults. In an oral culture the stitched language records everything of importance from the epic to the personal.

Maiwa works with embroiderers through many co-operative structures within India. The women embroider, design, market and innovate as entrepreneur artisans. The goal is financial self-determination and empowerment through education and a clear sense of the value of their work.

As part of our commitment to encouraging exceptional needlework we commission large format embroideries. For many ambitious stitchers, these works give the necessary breadth to express themselves. They design the play of motifs, the border elements, the colour palette and they set to work. Embroideries of this scale may take many months to complete, as the woman do not embroider as a full time occupation. Rather, this embroidery is done among other family tasks, or while visiting in groups with other embroiderers. 


This embroidery piece is one of a kind.

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