Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat) Banjara- 1837
Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 22 X 23 CM
Hand Embroidered in Banjara style this multi-purpose panel can be used as decorative item and also as a table cloth for small tables that is locally known as Rumal.
Banjaras or the nomadic tribes have a distinctive embroidery style which is influenced by many cultures and localities. The embroidery and motifs are highly influenced by nature and surroundings. The clothes are embroidered with elaborate bead work, mirror work, shells, ivory beads, and colorful threads. Embroidered using maroon, green, yellow and red threads it has a freehand geometric design. Addition to that it also has cowry shells on 3 side edges wit a border connected to a horizontal line in the center.