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983 Long Vintage Rabari Embroidery Toran Wall Decor Textile 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

Cotton base

Superbly executed extremely dense embroidery that at first-glance could be mistaken for applique or rope-work

Hybrid work of two subgroups of Rabari Samaj

The blue offers a lovely contrast to the yellows and pinks.

Such fine work is no longer made.

Artworks of this quality were usually given as dowry. 

The uber-shiny lapels were the style of the day and as these glittery materials were expensive they were preferred for special occasions such as weddings all over rural India.

Rabari Tribe

Kutch, India

Estimated to be from the 1970s

48 x 34 inches

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

 


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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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