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Accession# R-066
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth possibly vegetable dyes.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand woven with patterning in colour and also stripes of weft faced weave. It is hand spun and handloom. Base is plain weave 2/1 weave.
MOTIFS: One end has 112cms of patterning while other has 75cms of patterning.
COLOURS : Natural with shades of brown.
STYLE REMARKS: This warp faced weave patterning was particularly used for turbans in this region and Saurashtra. See also R-43.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used by elders for ceremonial occasions.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Different versions are used by each Rabari subgroup. The oldest were wool. Name refers to patterning of cloth rather then usage.
Dhotali, Man's turban.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Dhotali
Other Name Man's turban
Sub-category Unstitched
Provenance Nakhatrana, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Dhotali
Man's Turban
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Kachhi Rabari weaving
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013