Rabari Embroidered Bag – India

Winning Bid: $22.00

Donated by E.Y.H.O. Tours

Item condition: New

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This colorful cotton Rabari embroidered bag was donated by E.Y.H.O. Tours. The large size and bold colors with the “bling” of mirrors and some gold thread makes for a great shopping bag or handbag.  It measures 17” tall x 14” wide. The handle is 5” high.

The Rabari are a semi nomadic people inhabiting the desert of Kutch. The women are renowned for their bold embroidery with large square and oblong mirrors. The use of mirrors is thought to avert the evil eye. It also reflects the sun which is a useful spotting device in the desert landscape’s earth tones. As part of dowry, Rabari girls traditionally embroidered 20-30 items ranging from quilt covers and bags, to dress skirts. With lack of time due to girls being schooled,  the tradition is no longer enforced. 


About E.Y.H.O. Tours

Shila Desai

Shila was born and raised in Kenya in a 23-member extended Indian family (they make reluctant appearances in her award-winning memoir: The House on Ravi Crescent ). Shila’s earliest memories are of travel: every year, her family voyaged back to India via a 14-day steamship journey. Shila developed roots in both East Africa and India, and later the U.K before settling in Canada. Her passion for the places of her origins infuses E.Y.H.O. trips. She is fluent in Kiswahili, Gujarati, and Hindi, in addition to English and French.


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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
p******v June 26, 2022 1:14 pm $22.00
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Auction started June 23, 2022 9:00 am

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