Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Recently-made Orissa Tribal Shawl
From Koraput / Kotpad district
Hand-loomed. Has some raw silk content.
Some undyed unbleached natural fibre in the field that allows the beauty of the variations in natural yarn colors to come through.
All other dyes are natural dyes.
Slubs of handspun yarn visible.
Absolutely gorgeous sober & elegant.
This is the preferred clothing of Sonia Gandhi – the ex-leader of the Congress Party and can be seen in most of her public appearances.
The tribe is small, the production is very limited and it is not possible to walk into a store and find these textiles. These can be acquired only in state or NGO sponsored exhibitions when the tribes people come out to sell a batch that has been produced over the previous few months. The weaves are sold in the metro cities 2-3 times a year direct to the handloom-loving elite of India.
This is not old – made post 2000.
Acquired to help out the weavers.
102 X 220 cm [Large width]
[MUST BE DRYCLEANED]
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.