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Accession# R-065
Artist Rajuben Mangal Pala
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton and silk cloth, cotton threads, beads, cowrie shells, tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Stuffed cloth base is covered with cowrie shells, and wrapped threads, joined by beaded net cowrie and tassels. Large beads and cowrie tassels at bottom.
COLOURS :Multicoloured with white cowrie.
STYLE REMARKS: The tiny cowrie shells were highly prized. Today they are no longer available and are replaced by glass bead replicas.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn by a groom at wedding-once only.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Women wear a chotlo with three beaded and tasseled parts, braided into their hair.
Chhoti, Hair ornament.
Category Ornaments
Object Name Chotlo
Other Name Hair ornament
Sub-category Women, hair
Provenance Sanosara, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Search Terms Chhoti
Hair ornament
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Kachhi Rabari Ornament.
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013