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1552 Superb Choli Blouse - Vintage Rabari Embroidery on Mashru cloth Gujarat

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Gorgeous Choli blouse from Kutch Gujarat

The orange base cloth is Masru or Mashru - an uncommon find!

Also, some of the embroidery is done in silk floss - which is uncommon.

Embroidered with several elephants on the front and on the sleeves while the back  has parrots.

Has a printed lining inside. Partly hand stitched - edges reinforced with machine stitching.

The structure of the front is such that it acts like a bodice.

The back is fastened with string ties.

Stunning piece. Rare.

Estimated to be from the 1970s

 


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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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