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938 Vintage Rabari Embroidery Toran Decor - Textile Art from Gujarat

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Superbly Embroidered Toran decorative artwork hung above the main door as a form of welcome in traditional Gujarati homes

Embroidery done on a cotton base. Lapels appear to be made of synthetic material.

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. 

Rabari Tribe

Kutch, India

Age unknown but estimated to be from the 1950s-1970s

Each is about 27 x 14 inches long (excluding the lapel fringe)

Read more about this community and their fabulous textile art on the blog. [Search for Rabari]





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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