It was not always possible to buy fresh cloth when a new dress was required to be made.
So, the innovative & frugal women of those days, used whatever cloth was available - possible leftovers from previous sewing projects.
In this textile from Sind / Sindh two fine mulmul / muslin patches have been layered together and embroidered upon.
The patch is intended for use as a decorative front on a girl's tunic.
The base cloths as well as most of the embroidery thread are cotton. The white base cloth on the reverse has discolored with age.
Good condition. Will make a perfect framed artwork.
Age unknown but estimated to be from the 1960s-1970s
Condition is as can be seen in the photos.
62CM X 30CM approx
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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