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Accession# R-104
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton threads, mirrors and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitches, embroidered: square chain, cretan, interlaced, double buttonhole. couched and romanian stitches.
MOTIFS: Kali tak, popti, makodiyun, limbudi tak, jharmar, mokre, kagra tak, bandhkaanch, goltak, phuldi, sudo, vichhi, kothalia no gul.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on cream, black and red.
STYLE REMARKS: Typical of middle style from 1960-1980. Borders are conventional. Central motif kothaliya no gul is always used for bags.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used by women to bring personal dowry items such as blouses
CULTURAL REMARKS: This type of bag is used from Iran to Afghanistan to India. It has several names all of which are derieved from Persian word 'bagcho' It was replaced by a theli, a simple shopping bag, as a dowry item in 1970s.
Gupchi Bags, Envelope
Category Bags
Object Name Gupchi
Sub-category Bags, Envelope
Provenance Beru Ta. Nakhatrana , kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013