Large Indian Kutch patchwork textile wall hanging comprised of Rabari embroidered fabrics. Likely from blouses, skirts, and shawls. With typical Rabari motifs of flowers, temples, peacocks, and more. With mirror work throughout.
Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East.Length: 77 in x width: 94 in.
There are no major tears or losses. It appears that all rings are present. There are stains throughout the backing cloth, visible in the lot listing. The colors of the patchwork are somewhat faded. All pieces show wear consistent with age and use. Small holes, losses, fraying, and other wear throughout the patchwork pieces. Staining and wear to the verso.
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