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Accession# R-032
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cloth covered ring, cotton cloth, beads cowries, mirrors, tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Beaded net, embroidered, chain, cretan, interlaced stitches.
MOTIFS: Flower made of cowries with mirror in centre.
COLOURS : Multicoloured with white predominant.
STYLE REMARKS: Beadwork is practiced in all three subgroups. Kachhi style is simpler, while Dhebaria tends to be more elaborate. Dhebaria and Vagadia hindhonis are larger and have a smaller veil. The Vagadia version is more often embroidered. The embroidered tail is unusual.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The hindhoni is worn while carrying brass pots and coconuts in a traditional ceremonial welcome.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Beadwork is considered precious. Beaded ornaments, especially for children, are today hardly produced.
Hindhoni, Pot balancer.
Category Item used in home
Object Name Hindhoni
Sub-category Pot balancer
Provenance Dhaban, Ta.Nakhtrana, Kutch, Gujarat , India
Search Terms Hindhoni
Kachhi Rabari
Pot balancer
Technique Beadwork: Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013