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MATERIALS: cotton cloth, cotton threads, tassels, buttons, wrapped tie. CONSTRUCTION: Handstitched., embroidered , square chain, interlaced, cretan, couched, , button hole , herringbone stitches. MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun phuldi, gol tak, limbudi tak. COLOURS : Multicoloured on red and black. STYLE REMARKS: the gupchi, toran and other wall hangings use a black centre with red and white borders. Borders are conventional; the use of multi borders and especially the kori goto-ghodi was traditionally a must for all three groups. Motifs sitted into square were popular during mid 70's to 1980's. CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The envelope bag was traditional to Sindh and Baluchistan, from where Rabaris migrated. It is believed to be Iranian in origin. The Rabari version is stitched differently than most; the flap is stitched together at the base so as to elongate the bag. CULTURAL REMARKS: The gupchi was also used to carry dowry items. Gupchi, Bags, Envelope.
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013