Rabari Arts

Previous Next Rabari Arts Exhibit Page Home Search
Record 8/293
Copyright Statement
Enlarge Image
Enlarge Image
Accession# R-008
Artist Dhebaria Rabari
Culture Dhebaria Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Mashru cloth, cotton and silk threads, cowries, beads, tassels ans buttons.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched., embroidered with button closing, chain, buttonhole filling, herring bone square chain, detached chain , button hole.
MOTIFS: Ghodi ghoto, popti, Makodiyun, gol tak.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on green and orange.
STYLE REMARKS: Generally, Dhebarias do more beadwork than the other subgroups. The profuse use of buttons is a typical Dhebaria characteristic. Gho0di and ghoto and very fine work are characteristics of Dhebharia Rabari along with detailed finishing.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The ''flying butteress'' shaped bag is used by a groom during wedding ceremonies. Also called a pothu, it holds supari, fennel, etc., which is given to guests.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Embroidered versions are more common. This item is not used by Kachhis. Dhebaria Rabaria lives in proximity to Ahirs and their work shows mutual influence.
Kothalio, Ceremonial bag.
Category Bags
Object Name Kothaliyo
Other Name Grooms Ceremonial bag
Sub-category Bags, Ceremonial
Provenance Anjar, Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat.
Search Terms Dhebaria Rabari
Ceremonial bag
Technique Embroidery : Rabari
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ When using this image, the credit information should be in the following format: Image courtesy of the Kala Raksha Museum.

Copyright information - For access to this image, contact the kala raksha museum. info@kala-raksha.org    
Last modified on: February 22, 2013