Hand-embroidered Cover placed under saddle when riding a Camel.
From Rajasthan / Sindh region
Note the two types of stitches and the mirrowork embroidery. Note also the
Applique Borders seen in gypsy Banjara work
Superb yellow cotton contrast frill.
Max width: 202 cm (79"), Width at centre: 132 cm (51")
Length 176cm (69")
Some repairs & soiling present.
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
While camel covers can still be found, vintage ceremonial pieces with traditional embroidery are impossible to find!
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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