Cotton wall hanging
Gujarat Sunshine, Cotton wall hanging
MeenaLike a landscape seen from above, verdant fields and blue lakes sparkle in the sun. Meena works in patchwork to create a visual feast in dazzling color. Sparkling sequins and beadwork embellish the...$107.99
Recycled Patchwork Floral Wall Hanging from India
Floral Concierto, Recycled Patchwork Floral Wall Hanging from India
Anil KhandelwalColorful floral motifs create an elegant symmetry on the surface of this striking wall hanging from India. Drawing inspiration from traditional Rajasthani textiles, Indian artisan Anil Khandelwal...$99.99
Recycled Patchwork Floral Wall Hanging from India
Floral Ballad, Recycled Patchwork Floral Wall Hanging from India
Anil KhandelwalColorful floral motifs create a symmetric diamond and circular design on the surface of this striking wall hanging from India. Drawing inspiration from traditional Rajasthani textiles, Indian artisan...$99.99
Russet Recycled Patchwork Paisley Wall Hanging from India
Russet Tradition, Russet Recycled Patchwork Paisley Wall Hanging from India
Anil KhandelwalInspired by the traditions of Rajasthani patchwork, Anil Khandelwal handcrafts this Indian wall hanging with recycled fabrics for a vibrant, multicolored addition to your home. The wall hanging...$99.99
Recycled Patchwork Paisley Wall Hanging in Russet from India
Russet Paisleys, Recycled Patchwork Paisley Wall Hanging in Russet from India
Anil KhandelwalSwimming paisleys create a kaleidoscopic patchwork design, handcrafted of recycled embroidered fabric. Indian artisan Anil Khandelwal combines traditional and contemporary sensibilities, creating this...$99.99
Multicolored Patchwork Elephant Wall Hanging from India
Kaleidoscopic Elephant, Multicolored Patchwork Elephant Wall Hanging from India
Anil KhandelwalA beautiful kaleidoscope of floral motifs creates the image of an elephant, handcrafted of recycled fabric and accented with petite sequins. Combining the traditional style of Rajasthan patchwork with...$99.99
Gujarati Embroidered and Multicolor Wall Hanging
Storyteller, Gujarati Embroidered and Multicolor Wall Hanging
MeenaMeena presents a stunning wall hanging that tells a fascinating story in vivid colors. Enhanced with sequins, beadwork and glittering zari embroidery, the patchwork composition is bordered in black....$217.99
Cotton Sequins and Beads Wall Hanging from India
Mughal Luxury, Cotton Sequins and Beads Wall Hanging from India
MeenaA patchwork of intricate riches becomes a tribute to India's unique textile legacies. Meena presents this impressive wall hanging, which is sewn by hand from cotton featuring the zari brocade and...$79.99
Hand Crafted Gujarati Embellished Cotton Wall Hanging
Autumn Sunlight, Hand Crafted Gujarati Embellished Cotton Wall Hanging
MeenaSunny paths wend their way amid autumn trees, embroidered by hand. Working in appliqué and beadwork, Meena designs a forest where lovers meet. Sequins evoke starlight in this delightful Gujarati wall...
Artisan Crafted Gujarati Recycled Cotton Wall Hanging
Benevolent Earth, Artisan Crafted Gujarati Recycled Cotton Wall Hanging
MeenaRich earth colors evoke a hilly landscape seen from above. Surrounded by lavish embroidery, the patchwork motifs are adorned with beadwork and sequins. Meena presents a lovely Gujrati wall hanging...$89.99
Cotton Wall Hanging in Vibrant Reds and Pinks
Red Radiance, Cotton Wall Hanging in Vibrant Reds and Pinks
MeenaSoft amethyst and deep purple intensify the impact of radiant red. From Meena, this handmade wall hanging is a splendid example of Gujrati textile arts. Beadwork and sequins embellish the images...$129.99
Gujarati Wall Hanging with Sequins and Beads on Cotton
Radiant Earth, Gujarati Wall Hanging with Sequins and Beads on Cotton
MeenaDominated by rich earth hues, this elegant wall hanging encloses fascinating patterns and textures. Glittering zari embroidery, sequins and beadwork adorn an opulent design. Meena presents a wall...$79.99
Gujarat Elephant Theme Hand Embroidered Wall Hanging
Gujrati Elephant, Gujarat Elephant Theme Hand Embroidered Wall Hanging
Anil KhandelwalAn elephant strides purposefully across a floral background, embellished with embroidery and golden zari threads. Working in cotton appliqué, Anil Khandelwal crafts a beautiful wall hanging in the...
Gujarati Wall Decor(14 items)
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The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
As with any work of art, direct sunlight will fade colors over time, especially for tapestries with natural dyes. We recommend hanging your tapestry in an area that avoids direct sun exposure to maintain vibrancy. To clean your woven tapestry, use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment or dry clean if necessary. Spot treatment can also be used with a gentle fabric cleaner, but we recommend testing it on a small area first. Alternatively, you may hand wash your tapestry using cold water, then hang it to dry in the shade. Some tapestries made from cotton fabric may be machine washed on cold.
When it comes to handcrafted traditional tapestries, the most common materials include wool, cotton, silk, and natural dyes. Certain regions incorporate unique materials or designs into their tapestries. In the Andes, alpaca fiber is commonly used. In India, one finds batik printed cotton. In Mexico and Central America sheep wool and natural cotton threads are frequently used. In Thailand, rich silk material is a feature of handmade tapestries.
To craft an eco-friendly tapestry, traditional artisans hold themselves to high standards, both in terms of materials and processes. Natural fibers, textiles, and dyes are derived from plants and trees. Some artisans even incorporate recycled or upcycled materials in their commitment to eco-friendly processes. Traditional art forms that are passed down through the generations are often painstakingly made by hand. They are naturally eco-friendly, as they avoid mass production, factory runoff, and industrial waste. This also means that each tapestry is uniquetruly one of a kind.
When it comes to tapestries, function meets style! A handmade tapestry can be a great way to brighten up any living space while providing insulation against the cold. Materials like alpaca and sheep wool create natural warmth by trapping cool air inside the cloth, creating a more stable temperature within the room.
While factory-produced tapestries are increasingly available to consumers, traditional, authentic tapestries are handmade by artisans who often learn the artform from older generations. Skilled makers from the Andes, India, Mexico and Thailand make use of foot-treadle or backstrap looms, where they interweave warp and weft threads and then tamp them down into a tight stitch. An artisan may finish a handmade tapestry by using a needle and thread or a sewing machine for final touches.
Traditional tapestries depict scenes and images which are drawn from the lives and natural environments of the artisans who craft them. Some include geometric designs, like the mandala, which is thought to represent wholeness and symmetry. Others make use of paisley, floral, or leafy patterns, particularly in tapestries from India. Central American tapestries may incorporate geometric motifs, animals, and people, while Mexican tapestries are often colorful with Greca patterns and designs. Thai artisans use symbols that are popular within Thai culture, religious characters, animal scenes, or depictions of human forms. Unique tapestries from the Andes are often vibrant with elaborate scenes that incorporate folklore, village life, and pastoral existence.
The methods for making tapestries vary as widely as the regions from which they come. Because many traditional artisans adopt the methods of their ancestors, they have kept those ancient artforms alive and well. In the Andes, weavers often work on a wooden treadle loom in which they use foot pedals, called treadles, to control the weave of the tapestry. In Central America, the treadle loom and the backstrap loom are both integral to tapestry art. The backstrap loom is one of the oldest techniques which dates back thousands of years, in which one part of the loom is attached to the weaver and the other part is attached to a fixed object (historically, a tree). To create vibrant color, artisans embroider and dye their tapestries with natural plants and pigments. Around the world, weavers use tie-dye, Dabu (the application of wax or gum clay and resin to the cloth to create a diffuse color effect), Batik (an ancient method in which dye-resistant wax is applied to cloth to create select patterns of color), hand embroidery, and patchwork to create unique and diverse tapestry art.
The tapestry is an ancient textile art form that dates back thousands of years to early civilizations in Peru, Egypt, and Thailand. In Peru, skilled weavers used colorful camelid fiber threads to create beautiful tapestries for ritualistic funeral mantles. Ancient Incas wove short tunics (Unku) to show importance and social status. Ancient Egyptians crafted shroud-like tapestries to bury their dead. Tapestries gained international prominence when Europeans began to decorate their castles and churches with elaborate textiles that depicted historical scenes, as well as religious messages. Today, skilled artisans preserve the ancient techniques of their ancestors. In Thailand, for example, silk weavers are renowned for techniques that have been used since the rule of the Angkor kings circa 800 A.D. In Central America, contemporary weavers pay homage to early Mayan artisans who used plants, shells, and even snails to color their first tapestries in the 15th century. In India, where some of the first tapestries were made and the textile industry became the base of their economy, the skills of generations past still live on in modern artisans.
Featured Reviews on Gujarati Wall Decor
Make me Smile
I have this hanging in a treatment room. I was drawn to it because of its name. I loved it for the colors i saw in the picture. I love it now for the brilliant colors, texture, and beauty on my wall. So, so very pretty.
The Storyteller Tapestry
This incredible piece of art is finely crafted by hand with an assortment of fabrics, beads and baubles. An amazing crazy-quilt of velvets, cotton and trim makes a perfect focal point of our living room. I was going to place it above the mantel but decided that I wanted it where the detail would show more closely because the workmanship is excellent. It is sure to become a family heirloom, as every story begins at home. And yes, we feel the dreams of the women who once wore the garments from which this art is created.
Meena Wall hangings and handbags
"What I love about my art is the coming together of colorful patches into one single panel – it's like putting together dreams of many women who once attired the garment."