Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dhurrie,Pattu(shawal) and floor coverings of Jodhpur


 THE WEAVERS OF the village of Salawas belong to the Prajapati caste.Although their main source of income was agriculture,they also practiced pottery and the weaving of jatpatti rugs.These plain weft faced dhurried woven with coarse goat or camel hair derive their name from jhat,literally meaning haste,with which they could be executed.The jatpatti were initially used as coverings for domestic animals during winters,as saddle bags,as filters for oil mills and for making tents.

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The meghwal community weave local wool into narrow strips,or patti,that are then stitched together to form wide shawls known as pattu that are worn by members of all communities in the region.There is however a sartorial code with regard to the type of pattu worn- the chequered pattu are worn by women while the highly decorative pattu are used by young men and the plain pattu by older men.

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Camels once the chief mode of transportation in the deserts of western Rajasthan,were adorned with several trappings including the tang(camel girth),the gorbandh (necklace),the godiya and sariya(ankle and knee bands),and the morka(bridle).Although the popularization of motorized transport inthese regions has led to the decreasing use of camels for personal transport,camels adorned with these trappings may still be seen in the desert regions of Jaisalmer where they cater to safaris orgnaized for tourists.

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