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Accession# R-017
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, buttons, cotton threads and sequins.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, hand applique, embroidered; interlaced stitches.
MOTIFS: Kungri, vel, phul, Vinjhana, mor, sudo, hathi, paniari.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on red and white.
STYLE REMARKS: Rabari applique is figural and much emulates embroidery in motifs. Rabari work is destinguished by the use of thin strips of applique almost like piping.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: This is one of a two part set. It is draped under the saddle (hence the hole), while another applique balnket goes over the saddle. The camel is the original source of Rabari livelihood and still culturally important. For ceremonial occasions, a camel was elaborately decorated with embroidered, appliqued and twined trappings.
CULTURAL REMARKS: to be used with other camel trappings.
Jhul, camel cover.
Category Animal Trappings
Object Name Jhul
Other Name Camel cover
Sub-category Camel
Provenance Photadi, Ta.Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat , India
Search Terms Camel cover
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Applique, Embroidery : Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013