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.
191cm x 70cm
Estimated to be from the mid 1900s