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Accession# MSC-008a-c
Artist Khatri
Culture Bhanusali
Description MATERIALS: Handloom, cotton cloth.
CONSTRUCTION: Bandhani, tie and dye, vegetable dye. Three parts to be stitched together in one odhani.
MOTIFS: Border has stars, diamond grid, field has four dots alternating with one dot with cirular medallion.
COLOURS : Maroon with yellow dots.
STYLE REMARKS: The four dots altenating with one dot is common. The triangular patterns of dots is called bharti.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn by Bhanusali community. This heavy maroon bandhani cloth was previously used for skirts and odhanis amoung many communities.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Cloth is loom width. Use of three parts is unusual for odhanis. Traditional odhanis were made from heavy cloth.
Category 3: Personal Artifacts
Object Name Odhani
Sub-category Clothing -- Headwear
Provenance Bita , Kutch , Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Khatri
Technique Bandhani
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013