Vintage Cradle Cloth with Unusual plum-red dyed base cloth
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.
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.
23 x 33 inches approximately
Estimated to be from the mid 1900s