158 Exquisite Old Dowry Bag

Embroidered and excessively embellished with unusual irregular shaped mirrorwork, the motifs on this bag are signatures of identity of the Rjput gypsy tribe of white desrt Kutch region of Gujarat.

This type of bag is used to pack gifts and treasures that the bride takes to her new home.

The smaller ones such as this one are meant for jewellery while larger ones are meant for carrying clothing.

In this area, the term "Rjput" is used for descendant clans of the King and the many wives while the term "Raaj putr" is used for the descendants of the primary queen (local folk terminology).

Rare.

MEASUREMENT : 47cm x 28cm


***

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.

***

Recently Viewed Items