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Accession# R-132
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS:Synthetic cloth, synthetic and cotton threads, buttons, mirrors, rickrack, metallic thread and synthetic braid.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine stitched, machine and hand embroidered, square chain, cretan, and buttonhole stitches.
MOTIFS: Buttis in grid, limbudi tak, cycle and gol tak.
COLOURS : Predominantly orange and white on blue.
STYLE REMARKS: Newest style of kachhi Rabari uses time savers such as machine embroidery for outlining, and rickrack. Mirrors and decoration are done by hand. New motifs such as cycle are derieved from oldest patterns. All over patterning is popular in newer style.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Theli replaced gupchi as dowry item in 1970s. Used for shopping.
CULTURAL REMARKS: This style of theli is used all over Guijarat. Time savers were devised by Rabari women when they entered the work force. At the same time they can earn, they have less time for embroidery.
Theli, Bags, Casual.
Category Bags
Object Name Theli
Sub-category Bags, Utilitarian
Provenance Sukhpar, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Kachhi Rabari
Technique Embroidery:Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013