Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Pair of beaded hair ornaments for a child from Kutch, India
These are fastened to the hair at the level of the eyes.
Extremely tight stitching using very old small glass beads.
Here is an external image showing them in use.
Estimated to be from the 1950s-70s
Even though the Rabaris have successfully preserved their culture, this particular artefact is rarely seen on children now.
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.