Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Superbly Embroidered Toran decorative artwork hung above the main door as a form of welcome in traditional Gujarati homes
Embroidery on cotton base.
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.
The uber-shiny lapels quite likely made of synthetic silk & zari were the style of the day and as these glittery materials were expensive they were preferred for special occasions such as weddings all over rural India.
Estimated to be from the 1970s
40 inches x 24 inches
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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.