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Unt no toplo

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Accession# R-015
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton and silk threads, mirrors, ties.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched., embroidered; with ruffles ; chain interlaced, cretan, back, fishbone, buttonhole filling , herringbone, interlaced chain .
MOTIFS: Popti, tak bawaliyun, makodiyun, kali tak ni jharmar, kungari walo goto.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black with red and white.
STYLE REMARKS: The fine chain stitch and use of many accent stitches is the oldest existent Rabari style in Kachchh.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Rabari were Originally camel herders and the camel is sacred to them. Therefore they elaborately decorate camels at festival times such as wedding.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Today the groom's party comes by truck. Therefore the custom of decorating camels has long ago been abandoned.
Unt no toplo, Camel hat.
Category Animal Trappings
Object Name Unt no toplo
Other Name Camel Hat
Sub-category Camel
Provenance Lakhmipur, Ta.Nakhatrana , Kutch, Gujarat , India
Search Terms Unt no toplo
Kachhi Rabari
Camel hat
Technique Embroidery : Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013