This embroidered vintage Indian textile features a patchwork of heavily embroidered kantha quilt and mirrored chaakla bits. It is rich in hand embroidery, color and texture with a faded indigo blue separating the individual squares.
This smaller size is perfect for a table runner, small wall hanging or repurposing into a pillow cover to add a little color and pattern to any area. Too many colors to list, but the primary colors are light and bright pinks, black, chartreuse and faded indigo blue.
Appears to be mostly handstitched, with some machine stitching too.
Dimensions in inches: 31.5" long x 16.5" tall
Good vintage condition. Item is visibly faded, distressed and worn typical of age and consistent with most of the Indian wall hangings in our collection, which distinguishes them from newer, mass produced textiles made for the tourist and import markets. Most items show some discoloration, missing patches of embroidery or mirrors, makers marks and faint water stains in some cases. More structural and visual flaws like holes, rips or obvious stains will be noted.
The majority of these textiles were hand sourced in India directly from antique merchants. They're unique patina, wear and imperfections carry a glimps into the culture and regions they resided in for decades prior, the passing of time and the dedication, labor and skill of their makers.