Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Perfect condition pair of Vintage Chaaklas used for ceremonial wall decor in Rabari Tribal homes.
This is from the ‘Vagadia’ subtribe of the Rabari Samaj
The last two photos are close-ups that reveal the 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.
Each is about 18 x 18 inches
Estimated to be from the 1950s-1960s
Imagine the whole house decorated with work like this! And they actually DO live like that!
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.