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Special Antique Banjara Indian Textile Galla (neckpiece) Wool

This is an old Banjara Indian textile known as a galla that is used to cover the nape of a Banjara
woman's neck. Approximately 17 x 11 inches. This piece has been executed in the wool chain
stitch.  Wool is used more rarely than cotton floss and often seen in older pieces. The
background cloth is blue cotton that is covered completely with the design in yellow, green,
orange, red and burgundy, highlighted with cowrie shells. The stitches are good condition. An
interesting and rare piece of tribal art from the Banjara peoples. $200