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Accession# R-048
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Blended cloth, cotton threads, metallic threads, mirrors, sequins, plastic beads, tassels and rickrack.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched, embroidered; square chain cretan buttonhole, romanian, interlaced and running stitches.
MOTIFS:Limbudi tak, makodiyun, lodan mor and kabat.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on pink.
STYLE REMARKS: Typical style of late 1980's. Uses long '''teeth'' as an outlining and very fine detailing in buttonhole and romanian stitches. This era also shown creation of new motifs, use of synthetic cloth and new colour such as pink. The long beads in edging were used in making beaded jharmar.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: This style cap is one traditional to Sindh, from where Kachhis migrated.
CULTURAL REMARKSl: Atleast three styles of caps have been used for Rabari children. See R 129. This style superceded a circular cap. It is worn by a boy when he is named by the bhua, usually decorated with silver bells and a beaded chotlo.
Toplo, child's hat.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Topi
Other Name Hat
Sub-category Headwear
Provenance Sanosara, Ta. Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat , India.
Search Terms Child's hat
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery: Rabari
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ When using this image, the credit information should be in the following format: Image courtesy of the Kala Raksha Museum.

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Last modified on: February 22, 2013