148 Superb Tribal Dowry Bag with Embroidery

Extravagantly embroidered and embellished with mirrorwork, the motifs on this bag are signatures of identity of the Rabari gypsy tribe

Superbly executed extremely dense embroidery that at first-glance could be mistaken for applique or rope-work

Such fine work is no longer made.

Artworks of this quality were usually given as dowry. 

Kutch region of Gujarat.

191cm x 70cm

Estimated to be from the mid 1900s


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