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Vintage Dowry Bag ~ Kutch, India

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Vintage Dowry Bag ~ Kutch, India

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Vintage Dowry Bag ~ Kutch, India

89.00

This dowry bag is a beautiful example of Rabari tribal embroidery, a semi-nomadic group residing in the western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.  They are sheepherders by occupation, so the ladies use the readily available sheep woolto create exquisite pompons as a kind of tassel.  They are attached to common white buttons.  With the exeption of the outer border, the entire piece is hand stitched.  Bright, primary colors of yellow, orange, kelly green, hot pink and cobalt blue, with black accents.

If the bag were "opened", it would become a square piece of embroidered cloth, known as a chakla.

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