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Lot 0312
**Originally Listed At $400**

Central Asia, India, Kutchi, ca. 1960. A handmade traditional dance skirt made from beautiful wine red cotton cloth with some of the most elaborate hand-embroidery and Banjara Gypsy mirror work - not to be confused with simpler examples that date later. The substantive and intricate embroidery imbues the skirt with a virtual rainbow of colors - apple green, sunburst orange, fuchsia pink, teal, violet, yellow, aqua, royal blue, cherry red, and more - depicting peacocks and flowers amidst countless circular mirror elements. A very impressive vintage example. Size: 32" L x 25" W waist but flexible due to the draw string (81.3 cm x 63.5 cm)

Provenance: private Poos collection, Overland Park, Kansas, USA; purchased directly from the artist in 2010 - One of the largest privately held quilt and textile collections in the world, the Poos Collection has evolved over 50 years and through extensive travels to allow for original or point of source acquisition. The collection includes international textiles and garments with an emphasis on West African textiles such as adire, aso oke, kente, and ewe woven prestige cloths as well as textiles from Central Asia like this example.

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#145913

Condition

Minute losses to some mirror work elements, but otherwise excellent.

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Beautiful 1960'S Indian Kutchi Embroidered Skirt

Estimate $800 - $1,200Oct 17