HAND-EMBROIDERED WARLI TRAPEZE DRESS, WHITE ON WHITE KHADI COTTON

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HAND-EMBROIDERED WARLI TRAPEZE DRESS, WHITE ON WHITE KHADI COTTON

810.00

White cotton hand-embroidered warli on hand-woven white khadi cotton trapeze dress. The dress consumes approximately 5 meters of fully hand-embroidered cotton fabric creating a voluminous shape. Small mother-of-pearl closure in the back. 

Khadi is a hand-spun and hand-loomed fine cotton. Hand-embroidered by the ladies of our women's empowerment NGO partner in Gujarat, India.

Warli painting is a tribal art predominantly done by the indigenous tribe of Adivasis, living in the mountainous and coastal areas of the Maharashtra-Gujarat border. The rudimentary wall paintings use a very basic graphic vocabulary: a circle, a triangle and a square. Warli tells a story of domestic and social life.  Images of people and animals, along with scenes from daily life are created in a loose rhythmic pattern. The themes are highly repetitive and symbolic. Many of the Warli paintings that represent Palghat, the marriage god, often include a horse used by the bride and groom. The painting is sacred and without it, the marriage cannot take place. The paintings also serve social and religious aspirations of the local people. It is believed that these paintings invoke powers of the Gods.

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