Offering a very large piece of Indian Tribal Gypsy handiwork.
This Kutch made, antique embroidered cloth, measures 101" X 88" and dates to the early 1900's.
The base material is a simple, blue, dyed cotton which has been completely covered with hand embroidery that includes tiny mirrors. The embroidery colors are deep reds, greens, yellows and lighter blues and the pattern is a geometric one.
Each end of this fabric has a fold that allows for a wood dowel to be strung through for hanging and stretching.
This large fabric has two straight lines of sun fading, two missing mirrors, blue dye fading and wear. No embroidery is unraveled but the cloth is definitely old.
This was not made for the tourist trade as are many of the ones you see online.
This intricate geometric design is an authentic piece from rural India, used by the gypsies who embroidered it, and many decades later sold, or traded for cash.
It is a simple piece, a powerful, ethnic work of art with no cute figural gimmicks.
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