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Accession# MSC-016
Artist Jat & Marwada Meghval
Culture Maldhari, Jat, Marvada Meghval
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth.
CONSTRUCTION: Handblock printed, resist chemical dyed. made in two parts and stitched together..
MOTIFS: Chuni border, jharmar, kharek, chuni no thar and gul.
COLOURS : black, maroon and orange..
STYLE REMARKS: All the prints are traditional to this piece. Patterns seem to be based on Bandhani. Same design is also done in yellow instead of orange.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn by Maldhari, jats and Meghvals for everyday. The name for the piece varies per community. Jats call this piece Matheran while Maldharis and Meghvals call it Gandhi.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Originally head covering was patterned with Bandhani. Bandhani was block printed before dying. Block printsd were later introduced as cheaper alternatives.
Category 3: Personal Artifacts
Object Name Matheran
Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Provenance Dhamadka , Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Matheran
Marwada Meghval
block print
Dhamadka, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Technique Hand Block Print
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013