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Skirt length (Parha)

Lohana group, Tharparkar, Pakistan
The Lohana people attach great importance to the skill of the girls to appliqué, quilt and embroider, this being in direct proportion to their desirability as wives and mothers. This densely patterned skirt length displays imagery of peacocks and flower buds, including the lotus.

Material: Tie-dyed hand-spun cotton, silk, mirrors, shells

  • Size: 54×213 cm
  • Age: Mid 20th C
  • Item No: 3A