764 Vintage Child-Groom's Green Embroidered Kediyu Garment - Rabari Tribe

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Rare Green Kediyu or shirt used by the groom at his marriage at the age of 5.

Child marriage was a common practice in the Rabari tribe.

Rare piece.

Dense embroidery on the shoulder-sleeve area with some mirrorwork.

Densely pleated lower half made of cotton.

Some signs of wear, fraying and fading present.

Estimated to be from the 1940s-60s

Will look grand framed and displayed on a wall under lights.

MUSEUM REFERENCE: A similar kedia (with similar condition issues) from the Debariya Rabari tribe may be seen at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

LINK: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O438370/jacket-unknown/

 


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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