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Accession# R-020
Artist Raniben Vankabhai
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Synthetics cloth, beads, cotton threads , tassels, mirrors, rickrack.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand and machine embroidered, square chain, interlaced , cretan, buttonhole, couched, detached chain stitches.
MOTIFS: Limbudi tak, makodiyun, gol tak mokre, ardho goto, and ardho dhabo.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on green and orange.
STYLE REMARKS: Motifs formed from a series of borders and filling area completely were popular during mid 1970's-1980's.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: This style cap is one traditional to Sindh, from where Rabari of Kutch migrated.
CULTURAL REMARKS: This is the most recent of several styles of children's hats. Typically, it would have silver bells and a gold talisman Stitched into the front edge and a beaded ornamene (chotlo) hanging down the back. The earliest style was pointed, sometimes quilted. Small children used to wear round caps, sometimes also embellished with beads.
Toplo, Boy's hat.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Topi
Other Name Hat
Sub-category Headwear
Provenance Ratadia Ta.Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat , India
Search Terms Boy's hat
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery : Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013