Vintage Rabari Men's Indian Shoulder Cloth
The nomadic Rabari in Rajasthan, India, travel on foot for long distances when the seasons change, guiding their camels through dry desert territory. The men, gathering around fires at night, throw this cloth over one shoulder, at once catching the glistening of the flames in the mirrored embroidery and keeping themselves warm as the temperatures plummet at night.
This vintage shoulder cloth in traditional Rabari red finds new life in your home as a table covering, wall hanging, pillows, or brightening the end of a bed. Susan found this in Rajasthan, among the Rabari themselves, and fell for the rich color, the mirrored happiness, the echo of distant firelight in each round token of memory.
Vintage from India
Fibre mix, metal accents
73" L x 52" W