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1398 Old Beaded Batua Pouch for Jewelry – Gujarat

Museum Quality Artwork

Cylindrical beads used on the edge of the textile and fixed with round beads. Beads appear to be made of glass.

This traditional art is now no longer practiced. In my childhood I have played with door-screens made with rows of long

Fabric is Mashru or Masru that is brown silk on the inside and dark peach on the outside.

Soof Embroidery present

Acquired in the 1980s when I did not know the concept of “collecting textiles

20 cm tall x 33 cm at the widest point approximately

Has some ink marks & loose threads on the drawstring.

 

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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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