||MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton and silk threads, mirrors, and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand and machine stitched, embroidered, chain, cretan, interlaced, herringbone, detached chain, back, romanian and running stitches.
MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun, tak bawaliyun, limbuditak and khajalo.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black red and White.
STYLE REMARKS: This exemplifies the oldest extant style of Kutchi Rabaris, typified by chain and herringbone stitches, the use of the Kori goto-ghodi motif. Note that the two, though made as a pair, are not identical. One has added flowers; one substitutes a parrot motif for the ghodi. The eight pinted star motif has different names according to its placement. In a toran or chaklo, it is called khajlo.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used as part of a seven piece set to decorate a doorway for an auspicious occassions.
CULTURAL REMARKS: This pair is part of a seven piece set that Rabaris use to decorate the doorway and walls between outer and inner rooms of their house. The chakla are hung on either side of the toran, which is hung above the doorway.
Chakla, wall decoration.
||Lakhmipar, Ta. Nakhtrana, Kutch, Gujarat , India.