Backless blouse from the Banjara gypsy tribe. Most likely Maharashtra.
With Animal Motifs
The stitch used is unusual as the reverse appears to be more of a split-ply type of weave than embroidery.
Note the pattern on the red borders at the bottom - it is so minute that I first believed it to be micro embroidery but turns out it is printed. It is too tiny to be tied & dyed but each white dot covers only 2 warps and 2 wefts in a hashtag formation... must have been some unique printing method.
Tiny size leaves questions open about its usage - but the crease on the sleev indicates that it has indeed been used by a young banjara girl.
Width at the bottom (when laid out flat): 39cm
Will make a wonderful artwork framed and put up on the wall!
May be paired with 708
Has a little damage.