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Accession# R-117
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton synthetic cloth, cotton threads, rickrack and strings.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, hand embroidered, back, square chain, cretan, romanian, couched stitches.
MOTIFS: Daanta, kangri, devdi and ambo.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on red with blue border.
STYLE REMARKS: The back stitch patterns are the same as chain stitch motifs. White back stitching (bakhiya) is always done along the seams of a kapadu. Kachhis use a more elaborate repertoire of patterns than the other subgroups.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCED: The plain red blouse is a mourning blouse for younger women Elder women wear black. Embroiderey at sides indicates that this is temporary mouning for family members. If a women is widowed she has to wear a mourning blouse all the time.
CULTURAL REMARKS: The practice of wearing a red mourning blouse is only among Kachhis.
Kapadu, Blouse.
Category Clothing For Women
Object Name Kapadu
Sub-category Blouse
Provenance Sanosara, Ta.Bhuj , Kutch, Gujarat
Search Terms Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery :Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013