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Accession# R-043
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth.
CONSTRUCTION: Woven. It has combination of plain weave and weft patterning.
MOTIFS: Stripes.
COLOURS : Deep maroon, natural green and orange.
STYLE REMARKS: This type of patterning is used by Rabaris in Saurashtra as well. This type of patterning was only used for turbans.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Traditionally, this turban was by middle aged men for ceremonial occasions.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Different versions are used by each Rabari subgroup. Compare to the wool Dhebaria one. The name refers to the patterning of the cloth rather than usage. Weavers used to produce cotton cloth in summer and winter cloths in winter. The same weavers had wide variety of products.
Dhotali, Turban.
Dhotail, clothing for men,turban
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Dhotali
Other Name Turban
Sub-category Unstitched
Provenance Kutch, Gujarat , India.
Search Terms Dhotali
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Kachhi Rabari weaving
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013