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Accession# MSC-046
Artist Khatri
Culture Ahir
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand block printed, resist dyed, chemical dyes.
MOTIFS: Mohaniya ni buti, Mohaniya no gul.
COLOURS : Red and black.
STYLE REMARKS: Borders and gul are based on bandhani. flowers have been simplified.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn by young woman. Maroon coloured same print is worn by older women.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Ahirs traditionally wore wool for formal wear. Cotton was worn for casual wear. Sadlo of similar patterns was also made for Kanbis.
Category 3: Personal Artifacts
Object Name Mohaniya
Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Provenance Rapar, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Mohaniya
3 : Personal Artifacts
Clothing -- Outerwear
Rapar, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Hand block print
Technique Hand Block Print
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013