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Accession# R-013
Artist Dhebaria Rabari
Culture Dhebaria Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Silk cloth, cotton and silk threads, beads, cowrie, tassels, mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched., embroidered , square chain, interlaced, cretan, buttonhole, detached chain, herringbone, stitches.
MOTIFS: Deri, vanaphool, popti, makodiyun and kangri butti.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on orange and green.
STYLE REMARKS: The flowers show Mochi and Ahir influence. Fineness of work and elaborate detailing are typical of Dhebaria work.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used by men, tied at the end and worn over a wrapped pachhedi, to carry money, usally for a ceremony such as a wedding. The name holo also means mongoose. The prototype money belt was a mongoose skin.
CULTURAL REMARKS: The custom has long gone out of fashion.
Nolo, Money belt.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Nolo
Sub-category Money Belt
Provenance Anjar, Kutch, Gujarat , India
Search Terms Nolo
Dhebaria Rabari
Money belt
Technique Embroidery : Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013