Aba (abho)

Size:

108 x 122cm

Region:

Banni District, Kutch, Gujarat, India

Age/Period:

19th century

Material:

Silk, Mirrors

Structure:

Incredible fine embroidery

Condition:

good

Description:

These very fine embroideries were made by the Jat. They immigrated several hundred years ago from Baluchistan and Sind in the  Banni-district in Gujarat.

This short dress was worn with embroidered trousers (salwar)

Down on the hem is a Moji-embroidery

A similar piece you find in

Irwin/Hall: Indian Embroidery, Ahmedabad 1973, # 111

See also

Golden Sprays and Scarlet Flowers,Tokyo 1986, Nr.57

and

Mud, Mirror and Thread, Santa Fe 1993, Seite 34.

 

 

 

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