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Accession# R-122
Artist Dhebaria Rabari
Culture Dhebaria Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton and silk threads and mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched, embroidered, square chain, detached chain, buttonhole filling, buttonhole, interlaced, herringbone and double buttonhole stitches.
MOTIFS: Popti, goltak and gotto.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on red .
STYLE REMARKS: Sudo and gotto are derieved from Mochi embroidery. Note that hindoni and mirror are done with two different technique.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The piece is specifically designed to fit the triangular shape at the back of a camel saddle. It is particular to Dhebarias.
CULTURAL REMARKS: For ceremonial occasions, a camel was elaborately decorated with set of embroidered, appliqued and twined trappings.
Thalu, Camel saddle decoration.
Category Animal Trappings
Object Name Thalu
Other Name Camel saddle decoration
Sub-category Camel
Provenance Badroi, Kutch, Gujarat
Search Terms Thalu
Animal Trappings
Camel Saddle Decoration
Dhebaria Rabari
Embroidery : Rabari
Badroi, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
1955 c.
Technique Embroidery:Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013