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Accession# MSC-012
Description MATERIALS: Handloom Cotton cloth, silk threads and mirrors.
CONSTRUCTION: Stitched in center, embroidered and hand applique, double buttonhole , satin, romanian, satin and back stitches.
MOTIFS: Floral medallion and buttis.
COLOURS : Red on natural with black, green, yellow and purple accents.
STYLE REMARKS: Variation of Pako work but buttis have a classical influence.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Worn as odhani. Use of applique with embroidery was practiced in Tharparkar. Use of white for odhani was restricted to certain communities. Muslims tended to use more applique in Pakistan. In Tharparksr and adjoining areas of Indus Delta various groups used odhani embroidered in pink and red with bud motifs.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Embroidery style attributed to memon groups by Askari. Also Embroidery technique and type of silk floss may have been a time-based style used until early 20th century.
Abochhini, women's veil.

Category Clothing For Women
Object Name Abohhini
Other Name Women's veil
Sub-category Veil
Provenance Badin, Sindh , Pakistan.
Search Terms Abohnini
Clothing For Women
Womes's Veil
Sammat and Mamon Group
Badin, Sindh, Pakistan
Technique Embroidery : Pako
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