Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat) Banjara- 2259
Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 32 X 24 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 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 colorful threads. Embroidered using multi-color threads it has angular patterns throughout. Addition to that it also has cowry shells on 3 side edges and a horizontal line in the center.