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Accession# MSC-005
Artist Marbatbai
Culture Mutava
Description MATERIALS: Cotton cloth, cotton threads, beads and tassels.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand stitched, quilted. Lower panel is embroidered: square chain, interlaced stitches.
MOTIFS: Various shapes of intelacing called ' Guntan' by Mutavas.
COLOURS : Black, yellow, orange purple on maroon, black and white.
STYLE REMARKS: Fine interlacig is done is Sindh, Baluchistan and by the Mutavas; also perhaps in Afghanistan.
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Used as a dowry bag. This shape of bag is used throughout Pakistan and Gujarat.
CULTURAL REMARKS: Mutavas paractice many different style of embroidery, such as pako, kharek, bavaliyun but their work is characteristically extremely fine. See also MSC-54.
Kothali, Bags.
Category Bags
Object Name Kothali
Other Name Dowry Bag
Sub-category Bags, Dowry
Provenance Godivale, ta. Bhuj , Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Search Terms Mutuva
Godivala, bhuj, kutch, Gujarat, India.
Technique Embroidery : Mutava, Haramji, Bavaliyo
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Last modified on: February 22, 2013