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Accession# R-037
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton, mashru and silk cloth, cotton and silk threads, mirrors and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, embroidered chain, herringbone, interlaced, cretan and back stitches.
MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun, tak bawaliyun, kali tak jharmar and khajalo.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on red, black and white.
STYLE REMARKS: This is oldest style of Kachhi Rabari. The eight pointed star motif has different names. In toran it is called khajalo.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The toran is used throughout western India as an auspicious welcoming. The simplest version is a string of auspicious leaves, here represented by the mashru ''leaves.''
CULTURAL REMARKS: Rabaris use a toran as part of a seven piece set that decorates the doorway and walls between outer and inner rooms of their house.
Toran, Doorway Decoration.
Category Household Decoration
Object Name Toran
Other Name Doorway Decoration
Sub-category DoorWays\decoration
Provenance Lakhmipar, Ta. Nakhtrana, Kutch, Gujarat , India.
Search Terms Toran
Doorway decoration
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery: Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013