1039 Section of a Groom's Kediyu - Vintage Rabari Textile Embroidery

Dense embroidery on the shoulder-sleeve area with some mirrorwork.

Once attached but now separated from the plain un-embroidered pleated white lower half that forms part of a kediyu - probably because that portion gets soiled over time. The white is then separated and discarded while the embroidered section is recycled and made into an outfit for a groom of the next generation.

Minor signs of usage to be expected.

Estimated to be from the 1960s-70s

Will look grand when tailor-made into a jacket.

Or framed as wallart.

MUSEUM REFERENCE: A similar kedia (with similar condition issues) from the Debariya Rabari tribe may be seen at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

LINK: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O438370/jacket-unknown/


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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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