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Thalwar ni Miyan

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Accession# R-125
Artist Dhebaria Rabari
Culture Dhebaria Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Mashru cloth, cotton threads, mirrors , buttons, beads, tassels, cowrie shells.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched, embroidered, chain, cretan, double buttonhole, detached chain, herringbone and interlaced stitches.
MOTIFS: Kori ghodi goto, makodiyun and popti.
COLOURS : Multicoloured with orange, yellow and white predominant on green and orange.
STYLE REMARKS: The kori ghodi goto is one of oldest border patterns used amoung all Rabaris of Kachchh. Rabaris always like alternating patterns. Note use of contrastiong colour at end of object with change in piping and outlining colour.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used on sword by the groom at time of wedding.
CULTURAL REMARKS: The original tassels were made with small cowrie shells. When these were no longer available buttons were substitutes.
Thalwar ni Miyan, Sword Cover.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Thalwar ni Miyan
Sub-category Shoe Cover
Provenance Harodi, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Search Terms Dhebaria Rabari
Thalwar ni Miyan
sword cover
Technique Embroidery:Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013