Originally made as a bridal dowry bag to put gifts in.
Note the girl figures that occur consistently in the textile art from this region.
Note also the patch of mirrorwork used at the bottom
Perfect as a bag for a diary or important treasures.
Original embroidery work estimated to be from the 1960s
May have been repurposed / resized several times after that
69 x 33 cm
Ahir Suthar community, Gujarat. ***
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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