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Accession# R-105
Artist Dhebaria Rabari
Culture Dhebaria Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Mashru and cotton cloth (drill), silk and cotton threads, buttons, beads, tassels and cowrie replicas.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitches, embroidered: square chain, cretan, buttonhole, buttonhole filling, romanian, interlaced, couched, running stitches, heavy beaded and tassel fringe added all over.
MOTIFS: Limbudi tak, makodiyun, gol tak, phuldi, bandh kaanch, deri, ardho gotto, kangri and mokre.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on green and scarlet..
STYLE REMARKS: Middle style of Dhebharia art. Stitching is very dense so as to be raised. Motifs are bold. Detailing is a speciality of Dhebharia work.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used to carry paan, bidis,tobacco and mukhvas particularly during festival times. Generally used by men.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Dhebharia continued to used batuvas until ban on embroidery in 1995.
Batuvo Personal Gear
Category Bags
Object Name Batuvo
Other Name Purse
Sub-category Bags, Utilitarian
Provenance Badroi Ta. Anjar , kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Dhebaria Rabari
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013