Hand embroidered Panel, Gala, Kutch (Gujarat),
Hand embroidered Panel, Gala, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 28 X 21 CM
Hand embroidered in Banjara style, this multi-purpose panel can be used as a decorative item and also as a table cloth (Rumal) for small tables.
Banjaras or the nomadic tribes have a distinctive embroidery style and designs are either geometric or angular which is influenced by many cultures and locality. The embroidery and motifs are highly influenced by nature and surroundings. The clothes are embroidered with elaborate beadwork, mirror work, shells, ivory beads, and colourful threads which create an altogether that reflects a sense of insouciant that is so characteristic of the Banjara’s.
The Banjaras are a tribe of north Indian origin, who moved south into the Deccan plateau and states like Rajasthan and Gujarat during the seventeenth century.