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MATERIALS: synthetic cloth, Cotton threads, mirrors. CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched., embroidered, square chain,interlaced, couched, button hole, cretan, back stitches. MOTIFS: Borders, danta, limbudi tak, makodiyun, gol tak, mokre, kali tak, kanch kagra tak, kanchali na jharmar, phool, shisho, kabat. COLOURS : Multicoloured on green and orange. STYLE REMARKS: The bold, elaborated motifs are typical of middle range style,c. mid 1970's to mid 1980's. Compare to an older kanchali, however, and see that the basic design layout remains traditional. Motifs become bolder and larger. Knchali no Bandh was replaced by motifs of artisan's choice. CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The backless blouse is worn by Rabaris as well as many communities of sindh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is both cool in hot weather and economical to make. The back is covered by a veil. During this era, Kachhi and Dhebaria Rabari work became more distinct. Worn by married women on festivals. CULTURAL REMARKS: The kachhi version has shorter, fitted sleeves, a modern innovation; Dhebaria and Vagadia blouses are looser in general and have longer, looser sleeves. Worn at ceremonies with an embroidered paheranu and ludi veil. A bride wears a ghagharo. The kabat m. otifs evolved from Hathi motif which was no longer culturally viable. Kanchali, Woman's Blouse.
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013