Used by nomadic gypsy herders in Gujarat, this complete double saddlebag has vibrant colors.
Used on mules.
Dyes appear to be natural.
Estimated to be from the 1950s-1970s
LITERATURE REFERENCE : An almost-identical example is seen on page 68 in the coffee table book 'Indian Textiles' by John Gillow & Nicholas Bernard
73cm x 118 cm (when laid out flat)
Repaired on the back
Small tears and signs of usage present.
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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.
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