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1605 Old Thar Rajasthan Wedding Odhana Shawl - Embroidery Bandhini & Mirrorwork

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RARE Old Cotton Wedding Odhana Shawl from the Thar desert region of Rajasthan

Handspun cotton, handwoven, hand dyed and hand embroidered with mirrors.

Gorgeous blue embroiery - the blue is very rare! These stitches are also seen in marash embroidery and may be evidence of an ethnographic migration.

Usually the mirrorwork & embroidery is on the four corners of the shawl. A broad central rectangular panel is rare.

Note the Hind auspicious symbols of Swastika depicted alongside peacocks

Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old

220 x 131 cm

Some thread loss in the embroidery, missing mirrors and edge wear.

*In the last image the textile is shown as a wall-hanging for illustrative purpose only using a cropped image. Therefore the size is not proportional to the real shawl - which is longer and not squarish as seen here.

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This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage are present in the form of stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc. 

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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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