Hand embroidered, Blouse, Kapdu, Kutch (Gujarat) Rabari-941

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Hand embroidered, Blouse, Kapdu, Kutch (Gujarat)

Dimensions – 102 X 51 CM

Long blouse handmade in Rabari embroidery is a part of clothing used to cover upper body. It is worn with Ghagra (skirt) and Dupatta (veil) and has a hook at the back near neck and string to tie at near midriff. The size and style may vary as per the community or caste.

The nomadic pastoralcommunity of Kutch Rabaris started doing embroidery in their free time. Their major inspiration for motifs and designs was nature and their surroundings which symbolizes their wandering lives. Their embroidery has heavy embellishments which consists of shapes like square, triangle, diamond and circle along with floral patterns. It has additional embellishments like mirrors of different shapes and embroidery in white and orange giving it a bright yet calming appearance.