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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.
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