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Accession# R-033
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Glass beads, cotton cloth, straw, ring.
CONSTRUCTION:Beaded, simple net and beading directly attached to cloth. Beaded loops attached to bottom.
COLOURS : Red, green ,and white in net and multicoloured in base.
STYLE REMARKS: Kachhi netting typically is red, white and green, and uses a larger ''deshi'' bead. Style at base is different from net. Used old beads and was probably purchased from Mahajan artisans. And net was later attached.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Hung at the side of a doorway during an auspicious ceremony. A small brass karasiyo is set on the ring, and a beaded coconut put on top of that.
CULTURAL REMARKS: The decorated version is taken from a simple goat hair net hangers that Rabaris use to keep pots of milk out of reach of animals. This was a very old part of the Rabari household. All of the beadwork has gone out of fashion because women have less time for personal work.
Shikki, Ceremonial pot carrier.
Category Household Decoration
Object Name Shikki
Other Name Ceremonial pot carrier
Sub-category Wall Hanging
Provenance Bocha, Ta.Mundra, Kutch, Gujarat , India
Search Terms Shikki
Kachhi Rabari
Ceremonial pot carrier
Technique Beadwork: Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013