Old Thar Rajasthan Wedding Odhana Shawl with Soof-like Embroidery
RARE Old Cotton Kanna from the Rajpurohit community of the Thar region (Thar desert near the border)
Given as a gift to the daughter at her wedding.
Hand embroidered in silk and mirrors.
Such shawls with similar work is also done by the Meghwal community and the Suthar community. This shawl is from the Rajpurohit group.
Has leaf, flower and bird motifs in bright happy colors that are seen across all media in Rajasthan
A lovely geometric central medallion flanked by heavily embroidered end-panel and borders.
Dark blue thick cotton basecloth
Age unknown but estimated to be 30-40 years old
36" inches x 90” inches.
91 cm x 228.6 cm
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.