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Accession# R-097
Artist Vagadia Rabari
Culture Vagadia Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Silk and Cotton cloth, silk and cotton threads, mirrors and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, hand embroidered: interlaced, herringbone, chain, cretan, buttonhole filling, detached chain stitches.
MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun, jharmar, tak bawaliyun, goto, sudo and limbudi tak.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black and red.
STYLE REMARKS: Old styles among three Kutchi subgroups were similar. The central motif is derived from classic Mochi, parrot and flower are specific to Vagadia Rabari.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The toran is used throughout western India as an auspicious welcoming. The simplest version is a string of auspicious leaves, here represented by the mashru ''leaves.''
CULTRUAL REMARKS: Rabaris use a toran as part of a seven piece set that decorates the doorway and walls between outer and inner rooms of their house.
Toran, doorway hanging.
Category Household Decoration
Object Name Toran
Other Name Doorway decoration
Sub-category DoorWays\decoration
Provenance Chobari, kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Vagadia Rabari
doorway hanging
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013