Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
SUPERB vintage shawl from the protected Dongria Kond / Gond tribe of Odisha.
This textile is very rarely found commercially.
Note the use of yellow & green in the embroidery
Note the little tassels on one of the edges
Loosely woven hand spun hand woven cotton with embroidery.
Est to be from 1970s
Rare – as the tribe is under the protection of the government and interactions with them are extremely limited.
76cm x 188 cm
Coarse handwoven cotton
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.