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Accession# R-052
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton silk and mashru cloth, cotton threads, mirrors, tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched and patchwork.
MOTIFS: Kothalo no gul, butti, kungri and popti.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on natural. red and black mashru borders.
STYLE REMARKS: compare to the larger kothalo The background colours and layout are the same, but there is just a lower border and the field typically is filled with small figural motifs; same for all three subgroups until the mid 1970's. Patchwork is old and unusual.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used to carry smaller dowry items.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Each size of bag had a specific function and a specific conventional pattern of decoration.
Kothali, Dowry sack.
Category Bags
Object Name Kothali
Other Name Dowry Bag
Sub-category Bags, Dowry
Provenance Nani Nakhatrana, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Search Terms dowry sack
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013