Hand embroidered Runner Rugs, Setranji, Gujarat, Rabari - 1928
Hand embroidered Runner Rugs, Setranji, Gujarat
Dimensions – 64 X 136
Hand embroidered in Rabari Style the runner rugs/carpet is a long and narrow piece used to cover narrow hallways or passages as a decoration item in the houses.
The nomadic pastoral community of Kutch Rabaris started doing embroidery in their free time. Their major inspiration for motifs and designs was nature and their surroundings which symbolizes their wandering lives. Their embroidery has heavy embellishments which consists of shapes like square, triangle, diamond and circle along with floral patterns.