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Accession# MM-063
Artist Maru Meghval
Culture Maru Meghval
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth,cotton and silk threads, mirrors.

CONSTRUCTION: Hand st., embr : double running, satin, square chain, double btt. hole, back stitches.
MOTIFS: Chokdi-kharek.
STYLE REMARKS: Kharek-unfinished, allows to see method of stitching: 1st half of alekh, then 2nd half. pako type setting of mirrors, double btt. hole, filling areas around mirrors with different length stitches.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Style worn by the people of Sindh, Banniboth Muslims, Hindus-worn with skirt.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Square chain goes with kharek, round with suf.
Khanchali, Woman's blouse.
Category Clothing For Women
Object Name Kanchali
Other Name Woman's blouse
Sub-category Blouse
Provenance Banni or Sindh, Pakisthan.
Search Terms Embroidery
Maru Meghval
Woman's blouse
Technique Embroidery: Kharek, Suf & Pako.
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013