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Accession# R-047
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton threads, mirrors, sequins, synthetic briad and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, applique, embroidered; running, detached chain, herringbone, fishbone and interlaced stitches.
MOTIFS: Sudo, phul, poti, kungri, jharmar.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black.
STYLE REMARKS: sequins and fine line applique are contemporary elements in Kachhi style; the applique emulates embroidery.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used to decorate a doorway. Applique is most often for everyday use.
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.
Ghagharo, Doorway decoration.
Category Household Decoration
Object Name Toran
Other Name Doorway decoration
Sub-category DoorWays\decoration
Provenance Sanosara, Ta. Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat , India.
Search Terms Doorway decoration
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Applique, Embroidery: Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013