Vintage Ghodiyu or Cradle Cloth Masterpiece
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.
Amazing motifs added - girls, peacock and flowers (and scorpions?) - making this a creative delight!
The base cloth is handwoven khadi with hand-spun yarn.
Will make a wonderful artwork on the wall.
Piping and backing cloth present.
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 mid 1900s
PERSONAL COLLECTION - not for sale