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Accession# R-074
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Synthetic cloth, cotton threads and synthetic threads.
CONSTRUCTION: Two ends are stitched to make a tube. Seam is machine embroidered. Embroidered medallion: interlaced stitching.
MOTIFS: Chaini.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black.
STYLE REMARKS: Notice the colour balacing.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn by young Kachhi Rabari women. Among Kachhis, cotton cloth replaced the traditional wool skirt except for ceremonial occasions by the early 1970's. This was replaced by synthetic cloth by the late 1970's early 1980s, as Rabaris began to go to the Middle East and purchase cloth there. Today, even for ceremony these fabrics are accepted. Dhebarias and Vagadias, in contrast, maintain the wool tradition. The embroidered motifs on either side of the seam are worn by younger women.
CULTRUAL REMARKS: The skirt is a tube of cloth stitched together. It is worn over a string tied tightly at the waist, tight across the back, where the seam is placed, and densely pleated in tiny knife pleats in the front. The name paheranu refers to a cotton or synthetic skirt, while pachhedo refers to wool.
Paheranu, Woman's skirt.
Category 3: Personal Artifacts
Object Name Paheranu
Other Name Woman's skirt
Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Provenance Vijay, Ta. Nakhatrana, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Paheranu
Woman's skirt
Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013