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Accession# R-098
Artist Dhebaria Rabari
Culture Dhebaria Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton and silk cloth, cotton and silk threads, mirrors and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand and Machine stitched, hand embroidered: chain,double buttonhole, cretan, herringbone, buttonhole filling, detached chain stitches.
MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun, ghodi goto, gol tak, goto, daantarle.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black and red.
STYLE REMARKS: The conventions here were traditional to all three subgroups: same body and borders, same colours. Dhebaria variations can be recognized by narrower, pointed leaves. The centre pattern derives from a class patrons. This piece has been repaired: old mirrors are replaced by new ones with stitches.
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.''
CULTURAL 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 Mindiara, ta. Anjar , kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Dhebaria Rabari
doorway hanging
Technique Embroidery: Rabari
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ When using this image, the credit information should be in the following format: Image courtesy of the Kala Raksha Museum.

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Last modified on: February 22, 2013