Ahmedabad is one of the major centers for traditional and contemporary textile designs in India. Mata Ni Pachedi is a traditional hand painting craft practiced from ancient times. The temple hangings in Ahmedabad are known as Mata Ni Pachedi (called locally) which means Mother of Goddess.
The traditional products of Mata Ni Pachedi are made using three main colors maroon (red) black and white. The fabrics are designed by making Goddess (Mata) in the center and surrounded by animals, birds, human figure motifs etc. The products are mainly used in nomadic temples and offerings are made to fulfill the worshipper’s wishes.
The skilled artisans prepare the Mata Ni Pachedi as per the customer’s demand of varying sizes such as from half meter to 5meters. The products are mainly used for performing rituals. But these days the fabrics are mainly sold as a work of art more than worship cloths. New designs/styles are created now i.e. cushion covers and wall hangings.