Framed Banjara gala


  • £180.00
  • €210 Euro
  • $250 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Framed Banjara gala

This vintage Banjara textile is a gala which is part of a headdress used for carrying water. It hangs down the back of the neck and is used to show off the woman's needlework skills. The gala is embroidered thickly in cotton and is adorned with mirrors and cowrie shells. This gala also has tiny little bobbles between the cowries which are adorable! I have mounted it on a frame over stretched canvas, on vintage citrine coloured hemp. It makes a very interesting piece of wall art.

When hanging small canvases I use the Command Canvas Hooks which are very simple to use. You don't need a fixing on the back of the frame and they don't damage the wall.


  • H: 30cm (12in)
  • W: 30cm (12in)


mid C20

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I am inspired by the exquisite textiles designed and woven long ago by artisans often in some of the most challenging environments in the world. I love to find a new use for these textiles so that they become relevant in today’s interiors. Turning them into beautiful and unique cushions or lampshades or simply by framing them as a piece of wall art.

I particularly love the bright colours of the silk dowry textiles woven by the minority groups in South West China and the more organic raphia cloths and cotton stripweaves from the Kuba and Yoruba ethnic groups in West Africa.

My signature look mixes these bright and sophisticated silk brocades (especially the pinks!) with the contrasting rustic indigos and cottons, often embellished with embroidery or applique.

I work out of my studio in Purley, Surrey where you are very welcome by appointment to view current stock and other textiles or to discuss bespoke projects.


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