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736 Vintage Rabari Dowry Bag with Embroidery – Textile Art of Gujarat

Superbly Embroidered Dowry Bag with dense work on both sides.

Cotton base – and most probably all-cotton threads.

Superbly executed extremely dense embroidery that at first-glance could be mistaken for applique or rope-work

Such fine work is no longer made.

Artworks of this quality were usually given as dowry. 

Rabari Tribe

Kutch, India

Estimated to be from the 1970s

Read more about this community and their fabulous textile art on the blog. [Search for Rabari]

Roughly 2 feet x 3 feet

 

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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.

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