«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