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Accession# MM-018
Artist Maru Meghval
Culture Maru Meghval
Description MATERIALS: Cotton & synthetic chint cloth, cotton & rayon threads, mirrors, sequins, beads, tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine st., Embr : surface satin, interlaced, btt. hole, Romanian, couched, cross stittches.
MOTIFS: Mor, jhad, golado, chaki, laher, mod.
STYLE REMARKS: Suf-the seeming chaotic arrangement of motifs is unusual. Artisans use a different pattern in each leaf of a toran.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Synthetic chint cloth is from Pakistan and was used for ghaghra.
CULTURAL REMARKS: In older embroideries, plied cotton thread called kashmiro was used.
Toran, Doorway hanging.
Category Household Decoration
Object Name Toran
Other Name Doorway hanging
Sub-category DoorWays\decoration
Provenance Tharad, Banaskantha, Gujarat ,India.
Search Terms Embroidery
Maru Meghval
Doorway hanging
Technique Embroidery: Suf
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013