The original creators of Mata ni Pacchedi were the Devi Pujak who lived along the edges of the Sabarmati River in Gujarat. Translating to ‘behind the Mother Goddess”, these textiles are sacred, wall art pieces used as a backdrop for shrines. The original style only involved using two colors - black and red, made out of natural dyes. The illustrations on the cloth consist of a central deity surrounded by designs depicting nature, light, animals, and artistic creations all worshipping the Goddess The designs are made using hand block prints and freehand painting.