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Accession# MSC-047
Artist Khatri.
Culture Kanbi, Sutar, Khatri, Mali, Sutar
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth.
CONSTRUCTION: Block printed, resist and direct dyed with chemical dyes.
MOTIFS: Stripes.
COLOURS : Red with white yellow and green stripes.
STYLE REMARKS: This is a replica of a mashru pattern popular in region. This is a cheaper version.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used to make backless blouse. All of the communities that used it are artisans except Knbis.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Block print was often used to replicate more expensive materials.
Khimkhi, Blouse Piece.
Category Clothing For Women
Object Name Khimkhi
Sub-category Blouse Piece
Provenance Rapar, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Khimkhi
Clothing For Women
Blouse Piece
Hand Block Print
Rapar, Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Technique Hand Block Print
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013