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Accession# R-063
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton, mashru and silk cloth, cotton and silk threads and mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, applique, embroidered; chain, detached chain interlaced, cretan, heringbone stitches.
MOTIFS: Kungri, jharmar, popti, makodiyun, tak bawaliyun.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on green, red, yellow, black white mashru.
STYLE REMARKS: Mashru pattern is called Kataria and traditional for brides' skirts and groom's shawl as well as chorni. The cuffs are appliqued in kungri pattern. Oldest existing Rabari style.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used by a young boy or a groom. Thereafter, for festival a wrapped pachhedi is used. Both the mashru and the stitched full pants are associated with Islamic culture and indicate the influence of Islamic neighbors on Rabaris.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Worn with kediyun or adan.
Chorano, Groom's pants.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Chorano
Other Name Groom's pants
Sub-category Pants
Provenance Viyar, Ta.Nakhatrana, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Search Terms Groom's pants
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013