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Vintage Indian Gujarat Antique Rare Beautiful Sacred Holy Cow Blanket Textile Wall Hanging Mirrored Hippy Boho

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Coming from the land of colour and adornment, this beautiful and rare textile is an antique holy cow blanket from the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India. It was once used to decorate the sacred cows during special occasions such as weddings and festivals. The triangle at the top would've sat on the cows hump (triangle is hollow underneath to cover the hump). The modern cow blankets are no way near as beautiful and intricate as these vintage ones.

This handmade piece is adorned with big metal antique mirrors, symbolic images of medallions, which are a traditional folk art icon representing creation; flowers offer blessings in fertility and the shisha embroidery around the small round mirrors signify good fortune and in just the right light will gleam, like sunlight on a pond. The triangle has been decorated with a little fabric bird.

This rare and unique piece is in fantastic vintage condition but may have age related marks on it.

If you don't have a cow to adorn, this piece looks beautiful on the wall or used as a throw and is guaranteed to catch the eye of anyone who walks into the room.

Bring a bit of western rural India into your home with this beautiful bohemian cow blanket with an incredible amount of history behind it!



Size: 70” x 57.5”



*All orders come with a free pack of Nag Champa incense and includes free 2nd class postage to anywhere in the UK. Can send signed and tracked for an extra £3 for your security. Just message me before purchasing if this is what you would like and I will amend the listing :) *

*ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS SENT TRACKED AND SIGNED*

Thank you so much for looking, any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and feel free to check out my other beautiful pieces of India and Afghanistan I have for sale.

For millenniums, India has produced sophisticated textiles and with its’ location on the Silk Route they have been traded throughout the world. In India, textiles are to be found everywhere. They were made for the family to wear, for adorning animals and homes, for religious ceremonies, festivals, births and dowries. These embroideries were a significant part of the traditional way of Indian culture. Two of the most sacred old texts of India, The Ramayana and The Mahabharata, speak to how these textiles were used over four thousand years ago.

The most commonly used background fabric is woven cotton with embroidery thread of cotton, silk, wool, silver and gold. The present day Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh, which are particularly arid, desert regions, make some of the finest and brightest needlework textiles in the world. It is said: The harsher the environment, the harder the life, the brighter the color, the greater and more intricate the craft. The women of the State of Gujarat, particularly, are known for their prolific and exquisite embroideries. The finer the embroideries the higher the status of the woman in her husband’s family.
Coming from the land of colour and adornment, this beautiful and rare textile is an antique holy cow blanket from the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India. It was once used to decorate the sacred cows during special occasions such as weddings and festivals. The triangle at the top would've sat on the cows hump (triangle is hollow underneath to cover the hump). The modern cow blankets are no way near as beautiful and intricate as these vintage ones.

This handmade piece is adorned with big metal antique mirrors, symbolic images of medallions, which are a traditional folk art icon representing creation; flowers offer blessings in fertility and the shisha embroidery around the small round mirrors signify good fortune and in just the right light will gleam, like sunlight on a pond. The triangle has been decorated with a little fabric bird.

This rare and unique piece is in fantastic vintage condition but may have age related marks on it.

If you don't have a cow to adorn, this piece looks beautiful on the wall or used as a throw and is guaranteed to catch the eye of anyone who walks into the room.

Bring a bit of western rural India into your home with this beautiful bohemian cow blanket with an incredible amount of history behind it!



Size: 70” x 57.5”



*All orders come with a free pack of Nag Champa incense and includes free 2nd class postage to anywhere in the UK. Can send signed and tracked for an extra £3 for your security. Just message me before purchasing if this is what you would like and I will amend the listing :) *

*ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS SENT TRACKED AND SIGNED*

Thank you so much for looking, any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and feel free to check out my other beautiful pieces of India and Afghanistan I have for sale.

For millenniums, India has produced sophisticated textiles and with its’ location on the Silk Route they have been traded throughout the world. In India, textiles are to be found everywhere. They were made for the family to wear, for adorning animals and homes, for religious ceremonies, festivals, births and dowries. These embroideries were a significant part of the traditional way of Indian culture. Two of the most sacred old texts of India, The Ramayana and The Mahabharata, speak to how these textiles were used over four thousand years ago.

The most commonly used background fabric is woven cotton with embroidery thread of cotton, silk, wool, silver and gold. The present day Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh, which are particularly arid, desert regions, make some of the finest and brightest needlework textiles in the world. It is said: The harsher the environment, the harder the life, the brighter the color, the greater and more intricate the craft. The women of the State of Gujarat, particularly, are known for their prolific and exquisite embroideries. The finer the embroideries the higher the status of the woman in her husband’s family.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Feb 12, 2018
Beautiful necklace, very reasonably priced.

Plus Eliza is lovely!xxx
Beautiful Chunky Vintage Afghan Hippy Boho Kuchi Ethnic Tribal Banjara Festival Indie Choker Necklace

Reviewed by jayneeast
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 20, 2018
Really lovely collection of rings of different sizes and colours. I'm really pleased with them. Well packaged and rapid delivery. Many thanks, Jayne
Beautiful Antique Vintage Afghan Kuchi Banjara Glass Hippie Boho Ethnic Tribal Indie Festival Ring Lot of 24

Reviewed by nonokochan

Reviewed by rhaine
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 28, 2017
I love it! Colours looked a touch brighter on my pc screen, but not as much in real life (which is perfect - matches the colours in my rug).
Thank you!
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