Lot 8
 

SINDH, CIRCA 1930
Handspun and handwoven cotton, hand embroidered with silk thread, natural dyes
15.75 x 16.75 in (40 x 43 cm)


This intricately embroidered piece is a rumal, and could possibly have been the central section of a larger square hanging. It has elaborately decorated tassels at each end and was used for special occasions. It is exquisitely embroidered with precise, minute and tight stitches. Enclosed by a narrow border bearing a wavelike pattern symbolizing water, are ten squares neatly arranged in five rows. No square is similar, in design or colour, adding to the inherent beauty of this piece and acknowledging the creativity of the woman who embroidered it, definitely the work of a specialist. Filled with floral and geometric patterns the entire surface of the fabric is covered so that the ground is not visible. A similar piece can be seen at the Calico Museum, Ahmedabad, dated to late 19th century.




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  Lot 8 of 82  

WOVEN TREASURES: TEXTILES FROM THE JASLEEN DHAMIJA COLLECTION
19-20 OCTOBER 2016

Estimate
$3,035 - 4,550
Rs 2,00,000 - 3,00,000

Winning Bid
$3,048
Rs 2,01,168
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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