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Accession# R-029
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, glass beads, cowries, tassels, mirrors, glass and ring.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched, three bead net, three bead net, three dimensional bead constructions.
MOTIFS: Flowere made of cowrie with mirror in centre.
COLOURS : Multicoloured.
STYLE REMARKS: Beadwork is practiced in all three subgroups. Kachhi style is simpler, while Dhebaria tends to be more elaborate.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn on child's head sometimes over a hat. The circles are called 'Dhabak' and are said to avoid evil eye. Beaded circular amulets are also used in Central Asia.
CULTURAL REMARKS: The bead ring was to attach a gold amulet into small braids of hair. Sometimes the tad was made on a leather base. The circular dhabak are also worn by jats, fixed on a leather strap. Similar ornaments are used in central Asia.
Tad, Child's head ornament.
Category Ornaments
Object Name Tad
Other Name Child's head ornament
Sub-category Children
Provenance Dhaban, Ta.Nakhtrana, Kutch, Gujarat , India
Search Terms Tad
Kachhi Rabari
Child's head ornament
1920 c.
Technique Beadwork: Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013