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Another wonderful example of rural folk art from India.
Such pieces are just not available now. As India prospers and lifestyles change, the old ways have been given up and the biggest casualty is the folk art of rural India.
This animal headdress is probably from the Banjaras and was probably used on a bullock.
Cotton base cloth and large mirrors. All natural dyes.
Early 1900s or late 1800s
Condition is as can be seen in the photos. Losses on mirrors, cowrie shells, stitches and fabric. Missing mirrors / cowries. Item is not in perfect condition.
Completely handmade and hand stitched.
22cm x 22cm (not including the shell embellishments)
This is a rare textile format.
Frameable and will work well as a work of wall artwork.