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.
Rare – as the tribe is under the protection of the government and interactions with them are extremely limited.
Coarse handwoven cotton
Green woven bands with red embroidered peaks.
Note the red florets in embroidery
76 cm x 186cm
Estimated to be from 1980s
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.