Lot 12
 

SHEKHAWATI, RAJASTHAN, CIRCA 1930
Handspun and handwoven wool, hand embroidered with cotton thread, natural dyes
51 x 81.5 in (130 x 207 cm)


The Bishnois are disciples of Guru Jambheshwar who lived in the 15th century. They follow a set of twenty-nine tenets prescribed to him, which include protecting the environment and all living beings. Today they live mainly in the western Thar Desert; descendants of immigrants from Bikaner, parts of Haryana and Punjab, they are exclusively Jats and Rajputs.

This richly embroidered odhni is embroidered by a woman as part of her dowry. With geometrical designs, largely of diamonds, zoomorphic forms or animals and human figures are visible along the edges.




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  Lot 12 of 82  

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

Estimate
$6,065 - 9,095
Rs 4,00,000 - 6,00,000

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