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Accession# MM-028
Artist Maru Meghval
Culture Maru Meghval
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton & rayon thread, mirrors, sequins, tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand st., embr : double running, satin, double btt.hole, Romanian, cretan, couched, interlaced, rope stitches.
MOTIFS: Chokdi
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Bride makes it for the future groom between engagement & wedding in exchange of ornaments, sent filled with comb, mirror, surma, supari etc. to help groom prepare for the marriage.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Style of bag widely used, names for it vary, from the Iranian word ''bagcho''.
Bagchi, Envelope bag.
Category Bags
Object Name Bagchi
Other Name Envelope bag
Sub-category Bags, Envelope
Provenance Sumrasar, Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat ,India.
Search Terms Embroidery
Maru Meghval
Envelope bag
Technique Embroidery :Kharek
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013