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Accession# R-110a
Artist Dhebaria Rabari
Culture Dhebaria Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton threads, cowries, mirrors, beads and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, embroidered, square chain, cretan, buttonhole filling, herringbone and buttonhole.
MOTIFS: Popti, limbudi tak, sudo and gotto.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black and red.
STYLE REMARKS: Motifs are derieved from Mochi work but in middle period bolder and more abstract.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The camel is the original source of Rabari livelihood and still culturally important. For ceremonial occasions, a camel was elaborately decorated with embroidered, appliqued and twined trappings.
CULTURAL REMARKS: To be used with set of camel trappings.
Gani, Camel necklace.
Category Animal Trappings
Object Name Gani
Other Name Camel necklace
Sub-category Camel
Provenance Ratnal, Ta.Anjar, Kutch, Gujarat
Search Terms Dhebaria Rabari
Camel knee decoration
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013