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Accession# R-102
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton silk, mashru and Synthetic cloth, cotton and silk threads, mirrors and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, embroidered: square chain, cretan, interlaced, herringbone, buttonhole filling, buttonhole and romanian stitches.
MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun, tak bawaliyun, gotto, and sudo.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black and red.
STYLE REMARKS: Motifs are traditional, but embroidery is in larger bolder style of middle period. Borders are traditional to toran. Field motifs were popular during middle period.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The toran is used throughout western India as an auspicious welcoming. The simplest version is a string of auspicious leavs, 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 Doorways
Category Household Decoration
Object Name Toran
Other Name Doorway decoration
Sub-category DoorWays\decoration
Provenance Sanosara, Ta. Bhuj, kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013