Old Skirt of the Bishnoi community.
Handwoven coarse base cloth
Hand done embroidery with figures and a diverse range of motifs that have the same character but are all unique.
Estimated to be from the 1960s
May have some usage related signs of wear
There is also one area of about 2-3 inches that has repairs. Two mirrors are missing.
Length of the skirt: 88cm
Skirt Circumference at the bottom: 352cm
Max Waist Currently: 76cm - This can be extended to 84cm because of the slit. Further, the design is such that the slit itself can be opened up to provide for a larger waist. This flexibility is inherent in most costume designs in frugal tribal communities.
From the feel of the fabric, it does not seem to have been used very much - the main cloth is still a bit stiff.
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.