E512 BAG WITHí«í_ BUTTERFLIES & FLOWER EMBROIDERY [VINTAGE]
The slingbag has been made using an embroidery patch from Gujarat, India. Probably 1960s.
The base cloth is handspun khadi cotton dyed in natural red dye.
The embroidery sttiches are amazingly perfect.
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 bottom has been reinforced with cloth bands made of some polyester based fabric - that was sold at a premium in the 1960s. So from the maker's point of viewpoint of that era, she was 'adding' value and making the piece more beautiful with the polyester bands.
Condition is not perfect.
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:
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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.