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MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton and silk threads, mirrors, beads, buttons, cowries, iron bolt, tassels and wrapped string. CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched, stuffed, embroidered, square chain, cretan, buttonhole filling, buttonhole, detached chain stitches. MOTIFS: Popti, makodiyun and gotto. COLOURS : Multicoloured on dark maroon and black. STYLE REMARKS: The long curved head and long tail are characteristic of Dhebaria Rabari popats. Bead work and tassels are also more elaborate. CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Hung over baby's cradle for amusement. The iron bolt is to keep away evil eye. CULTURAL REMARKS: This parrot toy is common throughout Sindh, Kachchh and Saurashtra. Popat, Personl Gear.
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013