Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat) Banjara-2312
Hand embroidered Panel, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century,
Dimensions – 29 X 17 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 is locally known as Rumal.
Banjaras or the nomadic tribes have a distinctive embroidery style which is influenced by many cultures and locality. These 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 maroon, yellow, red and green threads it has mirror embellishments with cowry shell lines at the center with a dark color outline to the different rectangular borders for enhancing it looks.