||MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, probably power loom
CONSTRUCTION: Bandhani ( tie and dye) dyed made in two parts tied together stitched together.
MOTIFS: bara bat or bavan bat-dancing girls and buttis in border. Also birds and circles, elephants and circles. centre is two grids of nine squares and two half grids devided by elephant borders.
COLOURS : Yellow, white and green on brown, which is fadded. Probably it was originally red.
STYLE REMARKS: Borders are traditional. Same patterns are used in Mochi embroidery. The use of different in squares in an allover patterns is called bara bat (12designs) or bavan bat (52 designs). The green is dabbed on directly after bandhani is finished. It is generally fugitive.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Bandhani was by all religions and communities. It is thought to be auspicious. Compare to heavy bandhanis of Bhanusali MSC-31 sadlo.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Fragments of metallic thread and basting stitching indicates that gottapatti was attached on all four sides. This imitates the more expensive bandhani odhanis made in gajji silk with woven gold border. Although it is faded and torn, ties still remain on odhani, raising the question of whether the odhani was worn.
||3: Personal Artifacts
||Clothing -- Outerwear
||Vagad, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Vagad, Kutch, Gujarat, India