||MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, mashru cloth, tassels and cotton threads.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, applique, embroidered: interlaced , detached chain and herringbone stitches..
MOTIFS: Phul, sudo, double sudo.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black.
STYLE REMARKS: Fine applique to resemble chain stitch was developed in 1970's. This style is particular to Sanosara village. Applique was traditionally revived for quilts, craddle cloth, gharanu and animal trappings. Rickrack was removed. You can see Original colour. Note the similarity in patterns between this and R-55.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The toran is used throughout western India as an auspicious welcoming. The simplest version is a string of auspicious leaves, here represented by the mashru ''leaves.''
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.
Toran, doorway decoration.
||Sanosara,Ta,bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat, India
||Applique, Embroidery :Rabari