Used to cover their household effects in Gujarat, this piece of cloth is beautified with embroidery.
Every community uses materials, stitches & motifs that are often the signatures of their identity.
Motifs in this one include girls probably dancing the folk dance, elephants and tulsi (basil) plant.
This minimalist piece has been created by the Rjput community in Kutch.
Handwoven base cloth - hand embroidery. A good example of naive art.
LITERATURE REFERENCE :A younger example of a similar Dhaniyo may be seen on pages 38 in 'Indian Textiles' by John Gillow & Nicholas Bernard
163cm x 88cm
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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