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Accession# MSC-015
Artist Jat
Culture Jat
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth.
CONSTRUCTION: Handblock printed, vegetable resist dye.
MOTIFS: Dhadiyo, rupiyo ladvo border, phuladi, eko, pinjaro.
COLOURS : Maroon, black and white.
STYLE REMARKS: Borders are fixed. Centre can be one of five different patterns. Colour is tradional. Traditionally the malir has four borders at kinara and six at cheda.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn by jats as poth (lungi). Name is derived from old region of Sindh.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Preferred by camel herding jats and often used by young boys. In Sindh heavily embroidered Malirs are used in Meghval community by grooms at wedding times.
Malir, Lunghi.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Malir
Other Name Lunghi
Sub-category Unstitched
Provenance Dhamadka , Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Malir
Clothing For Men
Dhamadka, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Technique Hand Block Print
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013