Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Old Skirt of the Bishnoi community.
Handwoven coarse base cloth. Hand stitched
Hand done embroidery with figures and a diverse range of motifs that have the same character but are all unique.
Motifs of camels and girls flowers – very rustic and endearing!
Extremely rare art!
Estimated to be from the 1960s
Skirt Circumference at the bottom: Over 3 meters.
Drawstring fastening at the waist.
From the feel of the fabric, it does not seem to have been used very much – the main cloth is still a bit stiff.
Some mirrors missing or cracked. Some repairs, minor tears, stains, spots of wear, thread loss are to be expected.
Bishnoi textiles are rare and the charming motifs on this piece deliver the ultimate prize: the soul of the artist!!!
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.