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191 Superb Extra Large Dowry Bag

Circa 1940s

Superbly artistically crafted dowry bag

Mirrorwork, dense embroidery and applique work.

Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old

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.

About 190 cm length




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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