Vintage Cradle Cloth in unusual rare base cloth color
Used as a hammock for babies & toddlers, this is an extravagantly embroidered piece from Gujarat.
Has the very very rare Huramchi stitch (that is like crochet and remains separated from the base fabric) and the Tan stitch.
The backing cloth is a jewel-like green (natural dyes) and adds tremendously to the beauty of this piece!
Note the lovely women - some even have pots on their heads!
The base cloth and the backing cloth are handwoven khadi with hand-spun yarn.
Will make a wonderful artwork on the wall.
LITERATURE REFERENCE : A similar cradle cloth hammock but from a different tribe may be seen on pages 207 in 'Indian Textiles' by John Gillow & Nicholas Bernard.
CONDITION : Good condition.
Roughly 2 feet x 3 feet
Estimated to be from the 1970s
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.