Saddle Cloth from India

This saddle cloth was purchased in Jaipur. It is embroidered on red cloth with vibrant yellow, green blue purple and cobalt decorations. They include a lovely snake like pattern along the border. The dyes would be chemical judging by the vibrancy and the piece which is relatively modern. Jaipur in Rajasthan is still the centre for wedding regalia and these pieces are still to be found.

Provenance; purchased by Ruth Staines 2008 in Jaipur, on loan.