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Accession# R-046
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Mashru, cotton cloth, cotton threads and mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, embroidered; chain, detached chain, cretan, interlaced, herringbone, double buttonhole.
MOTIFS: Popti, Makodiyun, tak bawaliyun, ghodi goto, kali tak ni jharmar.
COLOURS : Cloth is red, black yellow and white. Embroidery is multicoloured on black.
STYLE REMARKS: The particular mashru pattern, called katariyo, is traditional for Kachhi skirts and also the shalvar of grooms. The border pattern is also traditional.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Historically, the tailored skirt is probably as old as the wrapped skirt.
CULURAL REMARKS: Adult Rabaris do not use the stitched skirt. It is used by girls and, among the Kachhi subgroup, Brides.
Ghagharo, Bride's skirt.
Category Clothing For Women
Object Name Ghagharo
Other Name Bride's skirt
Sub-category Skirt
Provenance Kutch, Gujarat , India.
Search Terms Bride's skirt
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery: Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013