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Accession# R-131
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS:Cotton, mashru and silk cloth, cotton and silk threads, mirrors and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand and machine stitched, embroidered, chain, cretan, interlaced, buttonhole filling, detached chain, herringbone, double buttonhole stitches.
MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun, tak bawaliyun, limbudi tak, kori ghodi gotto, jharmar, sudo and gotto.
COLOURS : Multicoloured on black and red.
STYLE REMARKS: This is oldest existiong style. Border and centre motifs are conventional derieved from Mochi work. Stitching is very fine.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: The toran is used throughout western India as an auspicious welcoming. The simplest version is a string of auspicious leaves, here represented by the masru ''leaves.''
CULTURAL REMARKS: Rabaris use a toran as part of a seven piece set thet decorates the doorway and walls between outer and inner rooms of their house. In early style Kachhis and Dhebharias Work very similar. Compar to R-98.
Toran, DoorWays.

Category Household Decoration
Object Name Toran
Other Name Doorway decoration
Sub-category DoorWays\decoration
Provenance Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery:Rabari
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ When using this image, the credit information should be in the following format: Image courtesy of the Kala Raksha Museum.

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Last modified on: February 22, 2013