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Accession# R-115
Artist Dhebaria Rabari
Culture Dhebaria Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton and drill as base, mashru as applique, cotton threads, rickrack..
CONSTRUCTION: Machine and hand stitched, applique and embroidered, running stitch.
MOTIFS: Kungri, patti, bel, popti, phul, ambo and hathi.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on white.
STYLE REMARKS: Applique motifs emulate embroidery patterns. Motifs are similar amoung all three Rabaris subgroups of Kutch.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used on top of camel saddle when camel is fully decorated in wedding procession. Used as seat for son-in-law.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Ganerally applique is used for a few specific items, such as quilts, cradle cloths, camel trappings, and gharanu. As fashion, some artisans also make toran and theli in applique Applique and quilt making are usually relegated to older women, whose embroidery skills have deteriorated This quilt had buttons which is typical of Dhebaria work but these were removed for sale. A necessary item in a bride's dowry. this is also called 'Sirikh'. Used to be a necessary item in a household.
Dhadki, unt ni dhadki.
Category Item used in home
Object Name Dhadki
Sub-category Quilt
Provenance Maringna, Ta.Anjar, Kutch, Gujarat
Search Terms Dhebaria Rabari
Unt ni ghodadi
Camel saddle
Technique Embroidery : Rabari, Applique, quilting
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013