SUPERB example of rural folk art from India.
Such pieces are just not available now. As India prospers and lifestyles change, the old ways have been given up and the biggest casualty is the folk art of rural India.
This animal headdress is from Rajasthan / Gujarat and was probably used on a camel / horse.
Cotton base cloth, leather backing, wool tassels, silk tassels and large mirrors.
Condition is as can be seen in the photos.
Completely handmade and hand stitched.
27cm wide, main headpieceí«í_ is about 24 cm tall (not including the ties and decorative vertical flutes).
This is a rare textile format and is a collectible!
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.