Gorgeous perfect condition pair of Chaaklas used for wall decor in Rabari Tribal homes.
This is from the 'Vagadia' subtribe of the Rabari Samaj
The last two photos are close-ups that reveal the superbly executed extremely dense embroidery that at first-glance could be mistaken for applique or rope-work
Such fine work is no longer made.
Artworks of this quality were usually given as dowry.
Each is about 18 x 18 inches
Estimated to be from the 1950s-1960s or earlier
Imagine the whole house decorated with work like this! And they actually DO live like that!