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Title: Rural architecture and garments


Demski, Dagnosław

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Fotografie przedstawiające mieszkańców Gudżartu i Radżistanu oraz pakistańskiej prowincji Sind. Szeroki wybór zdjęć przedstawia krajobraz, budynki, przestrzenie wiejskie, portrety, wybrane obrzędy, ubiory codzienne jak i odświętne oraz ikonografię. Wykonano je w latach 1989, 1992, 1994 i 1996. Jest to zapis pracy etnografa, jak również miejsc – wsi i świątyń, w których był przyjmowany prof. Dagnosław Demski. Zdjęcia stanowią cenny zapis zmiany profesji, porzucenie starych zabudowań oraz zmianę tradycyjnego ubioru


Gauri festiwal at the Bhilas (Iconographic document)

Other names:

Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu-Pasterze rabari

Object description:

Photograph (scan from the slide), Fragment of the Bhil tribal festival dedicated to the goddess Gauri. The festival lasts about 40 days and takes place during the rainy season. Every day a group of men from the tribe dances in another village. The culminating festival in this area takes place in the suburbs of Udaipur and in a matter of hours they dance and act out scenes in tribal mythology, most of them related to the life of Rai Budiya. At the end of the holiday, after the procession, they throw the figure of the goddess Gauri into the water. In the photo, tribal actors - the participants of the ceremony sit in the center of the square, there is a performance and dances around. On the ground there are dried pieces of cow dung that serve as the material for lighting the fire. Next to it, there are also stones and a chain (hangar) with which the actors hit each other on the body during a trance. In the background you can see the audience - men, women and women sitting around the center and the actors. Between them there is an open space where dances take place. In the photo of three actors, presenting figures from tribal mythology, the central actor plays the drum and the right one plays a metal instrument.

Author (of drawing, photo, record):

Demski, Dagnosław



Accession number:

India part 3, box 23, 0012


Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu

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Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

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Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-SA 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget. ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund





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