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Accession# R-036
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Silk cloth, Cotton and synthetic cloth, cotton threads , mirrors, buttons, synthetic brocades , strings and rickrack.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand and machine stitched, embroidered, square chain, cretan, buttonhole interlaced, couched, back, detached chain stitches.
MOTIFS: Limbudi tak,, makodiyun Kagra tak, mokre, gol tak, baandhkaanch, ardhodabho, phuldi, kaanch.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on red and purple.
STYLE REMARKS: Half embroidered version was popular in late 70's and 80's Short sleeves and tight fitted is typical of kachhi Rabaris.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The backless blouse is worn by rabaris as well as many communities of Sindh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is both cool in hot weather and economical to make. The back is covered by a veil.
CULTURAL REMARKS: The kachhi version has shorter, fitted sleeves, a modern innovation; Dhebaria and Vagadia blouses are looser in general and have longer, looser sleeves. Worn at ceremonies with an embroidered paheranu and ludi veli a bride wears a ghagharo.
Kapadu, Woman's blouse.
Category Clothing For Women
Object Name Kapadu
Other Name Woman's blouse
Sub-category Blouse
Provenance Balacho, ta. Kutch, Gujarat , India
Search Terms Kapadu
Woman's blouse
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery: Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013