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Khatwa

Khatwa

Kathwa, Kathwa art and craft, Kathwa art of Bihar, Kathwa Arts & Crafts In Bihar, Bihar Arts Crafts, Arts Crafts of Bihar India, Famous Arts & Crafts of Bihar IndiaThe applique work of Bihar is called "Khatwa". It is believed that applique work made its way into western India either from Europe or Arabia in the Middle East through trade contacts. It involves creation of designs by cutting one fabric and stitching the pieces onto another.

"Khatwa" is used to craft decorative tents, canopies, shamianas, etc. A thick fabric and Geometric patterns are used while making the Tents on important occasion or functions. The cutting and designing are done by the men while the women do the stitching work Apart from tents, Kathwa is also used in decorating women's garments. In this case the applique work done is more artistic.

 

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