Lot 18
 

EAST PUNJAB (NOW HARYANA), CIRCA 1930
Handspun and handwoven khadi dyed indigo, hand embroidered with cotton thread
Length 25.75 in (66 cm), lower width 113.25 in (288 cm)


The present lot is an extremely rare, seldom seen woman's skirt from the Jat community of Haryana. The Jats were originally nomadic pastoralists from the lower Indus valley of Sindh. Many of them are now agriculturists in North India.

The handspun, handwoven skirt is dyed in deep indigo and embroidered with slender Cypress trees in yellow cotton thread. Known locally as sarhu, the sacred tree is associated with immortality. The waistband, with a red cotton tie, is embroidered with a grid-like pattern, attached to a neatly pleated red band of fabric. The blue indigo skirt spans out below.




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  Lot 18 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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