Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat) Banjara-1869
Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 40 X 31 CM
Hand Embroidered in Banjara style this multi-purpose panel can be used as a decorative item and also as a table cloth for small tables that are 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 beadwork, mirror work, shells, ivory beads, and colorful threads. Embroidered using yellow-ochre, yellow and maroon threads it has cowry shells on 3 side edges with a cowry shell tassel as an additional embellishment.