Banjara Textiles
Old Banjara Indian Textile Ceremonial Embroidered Cloth
This is an old Banjara Indian textile ceremonial cloth known as dhavalo. Dhavalo are the single most
important type of ceremonial textile made and used by the Banjara. It is traditionally sewn by a bride.
This piece is from Madhya Pradesh. Approximately 23 x 24 inches. Square coverlet. A variety of
stitches cover the entire textile to create a kinetic and vibrant design in 4 compartmentalized
squares. This piece is sewn in wool thread which is much rarer than cotton ones. This piece definitely
has good age, but it is a little rough with two small one-inch patches. The textile is backed with red
cotton material. This is a very old piece of Banjara work that will look attractive in your home. SOLD
Old Banjara Ceremonial Cloth