Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
RARE Old Cotton Wedding Odhana Shawl from the Thar desert region of Rajasthan
Handspun cotton, handwoven, hand dyed and hand embroidered with mirrors.
A lovely central medallion and corner embroidery.
Woven in two panels that are then attached together longitudinally using spectacular stitches in yellow thread. These stitches are also seen in marash embroidery and may be evidence of an ethnographic migration.
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-60 years old
Some uneven fading, thread loss in the embroidery, missing mirrors and edge wear.
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.