Stunning Embroidery on this envelope bag
Named Bokcha or Gabchi in different parts of Gujarat, this is used to store precious items
Used as dowry gift wrappers or as an envelope for holy / important materials in some communities.
Embroidered on handwoven cotton cloth. Has a wrap-around string closure.
Probably from Saurashtra
Estimated to be from the mid 1960s
This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage may be present in the form of minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc.
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.