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Accession# MM-024
Artist Maru Meghval
Culture Maru Meghval
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton thread, mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand st., embr : double running, satin, double btt., btt., couched, Romanian , cross stitches.
MOTIFS: Guli, phali, nehn.
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 & Kutch.
Vahani, Money belt.
Category Clothing For Men
Object Name Vahani
Sub-category Money Belt
Provenance Tharad, Banaskantha, North Gujarat ,India.
Search Terms Embroidery
Maru Meghval
Money belt
Technique Embroidery : Kharek & Suf
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013