India Antique Textile from Rajasthan
Following my recent trip to India, I bought this small fabric when I was in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
The seller said this embroidery was made around 120 years ago. So this is an example of 19th century Rajasthan hand crafting on fabric.
The seller did say that no one made this type of embroidery anymore as this is an old style of decorating. So he assures me that this is an antique piece.
I very much love the decorations, in particular the glasses / mirror materials. If you see from the picture, the embroidery uses many small glasses/mirrors as the decorations.
This embroidery was knitted into a modern clothing to become a cushion.
The shops have many types of these old Victorian embroidery, and this one is my favourite because it has many mirrors sewn into.
The back of this embroidery has the old sewing type ~ which I am not an expert but I do hope that this is Victorian or 19th century sewing.
If you know anything about this type of embroidery, please drop me comments below!