Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Sling Bag Made using Bishnoi Textile
The black wool is hand woven and then embroidered in colored thread.
Motifs are unique to the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan.
Estimated to be from the 1970s
In non-affluent societies it is a common practice to adapt old resources into something useful. So old skirts may be converted into pillow cases or quilts or in this case – a bag!
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.