One more marvelous work of textile art by the Banjaras!
In this piece, there are two special features that got my attention:
The form which has 4 compartments meant to hang from some higher spot.
Maybe it was meant to be hung from a beam to keep spices safe (and out of reach of children / cats / dogs).
In two pictures I've stuffed in my son's socks (clean) to show it as a container. [socks not included :)]
The other special feature is the variety of stitch & weaving structures (shown in the close-ups) especially the weaving of the central patch.
Probably from the 1970s - 1980s
Although it is not antique, it is an excellent example of a unique household item used by the Banjaras
[Similar to but much better than 697 sold previously]
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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