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Jacket

Type: Clothing - Garment
Object Name: Jacket
Local Name: jhuladi
Place Made: Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra
People: Ahir community
Period: Mid to late 20th century
Date: 1960 - 1980
Dimensions: L 41 cm x W 131 cm
Materials: Cotton; glass mirror; silk
Techniques: Plain woven; hand-sewn; embroidered; mirror work
ID Number: T86.0273
Credit: Gift of Dr. Howard Gorman

This boy’s jacket has such long arms that the garment seems to have been created for a special occasion. In the exuberant Rabari style of northern India, the ground cloth is almost completely covered with shisha, or mirror work, and densely embroidered flowers.

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