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World Costume And Textiles, Indian Subcontinent


For Sale Items, Total : 2


This is an antique Toran or door hanging from Saurashtra in Gujarat south of Kutch in India. Traditionally this was hung over the door of the most important room in the house. It is made of cotton, and embroidered in floss silk and mirror work. It is oblong in shape and has seven hanging panels, which are all embroidered finely in different designs, some in mirror work and others with intricate embroidered patterns. Stitches used include satin stitch, herringbone, and chain stitch. It measures 113 cms x 69 cms. ( 44.5 x 27 ins.) and originally had three hanging loops on the top edge. Only one remains (I have attached temporary green loops for display). There is some wear and missing stitches in the main panel and a few of the mirror circles are also missing. The hanging panels are in good condition, all different and good examples of this type. Although worn, this is a good example of a very traditional embroidery which is less seen these days. Reference: “Indian Embroidery" by Rosemary Crill.

ID Code as201a315

Price £82    €94.82    $114.37

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Antique Indian Door Hanging/Toran, embroidered
This is a very elegant formal robe in sheer silk fabric in a shade of royal blue, embroidered with gold thread and sequins. It has a round neck, a slit at the centre front, open sleeves and a train at the back. It is free flowing and loose fitting. It probably dates from the 1940s and is unused. The measurements are: Across the shoulders 13 ins. Front, Shoulder to hem: 53 ins., Back, shoulder to hem including train 72 inches. Outer sleeve length 21 1/2 inches. This is a fabulous garment, with beautiful gold embroidery and sequins, unused and something for that very special occasion.

ID Code as201a285

Price £120    €138.76    $167.38

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Vintage Indian Silk Robe, gold embroidery sequins