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Accession# R-060
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Coton cloth, cotton threads, silk threads, mirrors, wrapped tassels and buttons.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched, embroidered; square chain, cretan, double buttonhole, interlaced, satin, back and detached chain stitches.
MOTIFS: Butti, bapariya, popti, makodiyun, ghodi goto , tak bawaliyun and khajalo.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black , red and white.
STYLE REMARKS: Classic early style. Colours and patterns are prescribed. Early work was finer.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Originally applique was a way to make use of old clothes. The gharanu is used by men to carry roti while herding. The decorated version was used in the ceremony of bringing ornaments to a newly engaged girl.
CULTURAL REMARKS: More often gharanu would be made in applique. The motifs are for a chaklo. It was converted to a garanu by adding the white band and four ties.
Garanu, Food wrapper.
Category Item used in home
Object Name Garanu
Other Name Food wrapper
Sub-category Food Wrapper
Provenance Viyar, Ta. Nakhatrana, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Search Terms food wrapper
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