Pair Of Vintage Sankhia With Flower Design On Cotton


A pair of vintage Sankhia heavily embroidered in rich vibrant colours, using silk with extensive Shisha mirrorwork, on a double layer of cotton. The design is centred around striking flower motifs, with subtly placed mango leaves for good luck and an auspicious welcome. They are edged in grey cotton and each has seven hanging loops. They both show similar signs of age, with some wear to the embroidery but it doesn’t detract from their visual impact and beauty. Some stitching has worn in age and a few pieces of mirrorwork missing. Saurashtra, early twentieth century.

138cm x 66cm (54.3 inches x 25.9 inches)

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