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Old 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 wool thread. It
feels a little coarser than sheep’s wool, so I’m not sure what it is, but it’s animal fiber.  Wool is
used more rarely than cotton floss and is often seen in older pieces. The background cloth is
blue cotton that is covered completely with geometric designs in yellow, green, orange, green,
blue, white and burgundy, highlighted with cowrie shells. The stitches are excellent condition. An
interesting and rare piece of tribal art from the Banjara peoples. $400