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Title

Mirror work 'choli' (blouse)

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

A world away from the court embroideries are the blouses made by village women in the Banni region of Kutch, Gujarat, such as this piece. Where known, the name of the woman who created the choli is recorded as well as the specific place to which she belongs. While less detailed than court pieces, such folk embroideries make excellent use of their different shape and larger size to play with the overall composition and with richly coloured, geometric patterns also reflect the taste of the embroiderer who is also the weaver.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2010


Details


Other Title

Villiage blouse piece


Place where the work was made

Kutch Gujarat India


Date

20th century


Media category

Textile


Materials used

embroidery on cotton and appliqué; green ground


Dimensions

80.0 x 50.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Dr J. Masselos 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

256.2010