461 Vintage Embroidered Hand Fan

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Vintage hand fan with extinct mochi bharat embroidery.

Kutch, India.

Base cloth is silk - most probably mashru silk.

Motifs include dancing peacocks, standing peacocks, parrots and flowers.

The sticks are beautifully carved and painted.

Main Fan body has been handstitched.

Three layers of frills 1) red mashru cloth 2) green silk with embroidery (has damage / repairs) 3) orange mashru

Estimated to be from the 1930s-1950s

 


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