Dress, roghan work. The bodice is dark blue cotton with pink and green roghan work floral motifs. the skirt is of western manufactured red cotton fabric decorated with roghan work flowers in yellow, black and beige. Ground mica has been mixed in the paste for the beige areas, giving them a subtle sparkle.

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