Rabari Tribe Festival Attire:
A) Kanchali (Jacket/Vest/Top): Backless top with short sleeves and "V" neckline in front. Front and side panels covered with embroidery, primarily geometric designs, in rusts, orange, white, blue, yellow, green, and white. Three ties in back, at neck, upper, and middle back. Partly lined in red fabric.
No labels or tags in top.
B) Ghaghro (Skirt): Full-length skirt of heavy red fabric. Drawstring waist. Waistband with horizontal bands of: Vertical purple, yellow, and red striped silky fabric; thin band of red fabric; thin band of green fabric; thin band of orange fabric; thin band of black fabric. Body of skirt gathered into the waistband. Two horizontal rows of repeated large embroidered motifs of potted flowers with pairs of birds, interspersed with smaller motifs of flowers. Each design with inset small circular mirrors in embroidered frames. Lower section/hem with wide band of embroidered and appliqued decorations. From top: "wave" line with leaf-shaped forms, horizontal band of hearts laid side-ways with connecting line; Large band with flower heads, fines and leaves, with mirrors at center of each flower; Scroll with alternating leaf forms; Blue wave line, orange line, green line, orange wave line, purple line, orange line, green line, purple line, wide band of dark purple with diamond-stitching; purple line; black line; red line; green line; orange line; purple line; red line. Unlined.
No labels or tags in skirt.
C) Ohdni (Head scarf/shawl): Large pieced rectangular shawl in red, blue, brown, and black. Ornamented with embroidery, applique, mirrors, and band of coins. Central square set with large and small mirrors in rows, with embroidered borders/frames of red and purple. Set around central square are appliqued "Maltese cross" forms of white and orange fabric set with mirrors. Ends with large red panels repeating the "Maltese cross" forms but without mirrors. Side borders of pieced-fabrics, including blue and brown, with stitching. "Top" edge with added "back flap" band of various fabrics and scattered mirrors from which hangs 32 silver-colored coins. Mostly unlined.
No labels or tags in shawl.
Following items are on separate records, and are not stored with garment:
D) Necklace: silver with shells
E) Necklace: nickel silver w/coins
F-I) Earrings: nickel silver pendants, 4 items.
J-?) 70 Bracelets: simulated ivory bangles