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Accession# MM-001
Artist Maru Meghval
Culture Maru Meghval
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, rayon threads, mirrors
CONSTRUCTION: Machine st, emb: surface satin, double buttonhole, interlaced, Romanian, couched, cross chain stitches
MOTIFS: Mod, dhingali, mor golado, laher
STYLE REMARKS: Suf; modern rendition of traditional motifs; interlaced stitch seems done by different artisan.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Traditional garment for married woman; sleeves short to accommodate bangles; colour palette specific to community; blouses less of ten done in suf styles.
CULTURAL REMARKS: was never worn; by the time completed, embroidered blouses were out of fashion.
Kapadu, Woman's Blouse.
Category Clothing For Women
Object Name Kapadu
Other Name Woman's Blouse
Sub-category Blouse
Provenance Tharad, Banaskantha
Search Terms Kapadu
Woman's Blouse
Backless blouse
Maru Meghval
Technique Embroidery : Suf
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013