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RARE Old Cotton Bishnoi Shekhawati Wedding Odhana Shawl
This shawl is rare on two counts – the cotton base and the pattern of tie-dye dots created through embroidery.
Handspun cotton, handwoven, hand dyed and hand embroidered.
In need of tender loving care – needs repairs – some tears and repairs present. Base cloth is faded from shielding the owner from the Rajasthan desert sun.
Superb example of the rare tie-dye design rendered in embroidery.
Rare usage of blue.
Age unknown but estimated to be from the 1960s-1970s
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.