«í_"A peacock goes for a a stroll in the garden of flowers" - that is the first thought that describes the textile artwork.
The embroidery patch is from Gujarat, India. Probably 1930s-1950s. Backed with a soft brown suede-like material.
Textile art was a major hobby and artworks were created as household items.í«í_ Embroidered bags toí«í_ pack the bride's trousseau, skirts, household curtains to cover the trunks and many other forms of textiles were made by every housewife.
This piece is a fragment from one such utilitarian textile and has now been converted into a sling bag by some clever person to extend the life of the artwork.
The condition is not perfect - many signs of wear on the main red patch - small holes, mirrors missing, fading etc.
But this is a beautiful example of motifs and overall it is a striking bag!
All cotton. All handmade.
Size of the red patch on the main body:
62cm x 51cm
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.