Hand embroidered, Table cloth, Rumal, Kutch (Gujarat)
Early 20th century
Dimensions – 98 X 80 CM
Embroidered hand made in Banjara embroidery which is used as decorative item usually table cloth locally known as Rumal.
The nomadic pastoralist community of Kutch Rabari’s started doing embroidery in their free time. Their major inspiration for motifs and designs was nature and their surroundings which symbolizes their wandering lives. Their embroidery has heavy embellishments which consist of shapes like square, triangle, diamond and circle in various colors.
Embroidered on black, marron and yellow tie and dye cloth it has abstract patterns embroidery on two sides and a flower at the center of the cloth.