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Accession# MM-023
Artist Maru Meghval
Culture Maru Meghval
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton & silk thread, mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand st., embr : double running, satin, cross, btt.hole, double btt., Romanian , couched, herring bone, chain, surface satin, cretan, interlaced stitches.
MOTIFS: Kharek-guli, suf- chaki.
STYLE REMARKS: One side is Kharek, the other side is suf . Artisans don't mix the styles. Here note that the same motif is worked in two different styles.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used to carry money or coins with garment, without pockets. The bride would make a vahani & send it to her future groom. Male family members wore it during wedding procession. The money was brought to cover expenses of the wedding.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Versions used throughout Sindh & Kutchh.
Vahani, Money Belt.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Vahani
Sub-category Money Belt
Provenance Sumrasar, Ta. Bhuj, kutch, Gujarat ,India.
Search Terms Vahani
Maru Meghval
Money belt
Technique Embroidery : Kharek and suf
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013