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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.
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013