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Accession# R-137
Artist Kachhi Rabari
Culture Kachhi Rabari
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton wool, glass beads, wooden sticks, silk threads and metallic foil.
CONSTRUCTION: Rectangular beaded piece has seven pieces of wood attached. Silk threads tassels on the wooden piece and beaded fringe.
MOTIFS: Diagonal grid.
COLOURS : Multicoloured predominantly white.
STYLE REMARKS: Among Rabaris the mod is rectangular shape rather than triangular. The three bead technique is used to strengthen the net.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn by groom during wedding ceremonies.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Amoung Rabaris only groom wears the mod. The girl wears a string which is sometimes beaded around around head. Beadwork was probably done by Mahajan and purchased by Rabaris.
Mod, Adornment.
Category Ornaments
Object Name Mod
Sub-category Men
Provenance Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Kachhi Rabari
Technique Beadwork: Rabari
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013