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Accession# MM-021
Artist Maru Meghval
Culture Maru Meghval
Description MATERIALS: Cotton & polyester cloth; cotton, metallic and rayon threads, mirrors, sequins, beads, tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Machine st., embr : double running, satin, interlaced, btt hole, Romanian, split stitches.
MOTIFS: Phali - Kharek, chokdi, bevdi phali- kharek, chaki, khambiri mor.
STYLE REMARKS: Kharek-style in color palette of Nagar Parkar edged with bias ''toi'' typical of thar parkar. Artisan tries to show a different pattern in each panel.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Toran used above door for auspicious occassions.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Embr: toran are used by Hindus throughout Sindh, Guj., Raj. Their leaves resemble the original toran-a string of mango or Asoka tree leaves.
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 :Kharek & Pako
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013