||MATERIALS: Cotton silk and mashru cloth, cotton threads, mirrors, tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched and patchwork.
MOTIFS: Kothalo no gul, butti, kungri and popti.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on natural. red and black mashru borders.
STYLE REMARKS: compare to the larger kothalo The background colours and layout are the same, but there is just a lower border and the field typically is filled with small figural motifs; same for all three subgroups until the mid 1970's. Patchwork is old and unusual.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used to carry smaller dowry items.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Each size of bag had a specific function and a specific conventional pattern of decoration.
Kothali, Dowry sack.
||Nani Nakhatrana, Kutch, Gujarat, India