Object structure

Rural architecture and garments


Demski, Dagnosław


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


Women of Rabari shepherds (Iconographic document)

Other names:

Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu-Pasterze rabari

Object description:

The photo shows women from dhati rabari in southern Sindh province. They sit in a hut on the threshing floor. In the back there is an old man watching the situation. Among the women are older ones in the front and young and girls in the middle. Before the division of India into India and Pakistan, the shepherds of Sindhu rabaris and the kachchi rabari constituted one endogamous group. After the declaration of independence in 1948, the former group split up and relatives on the other side of the border lost touch. The former traditional black costumes of rabari women have been replaced by new colored ones. Men also stopped wearing their old clothes and replaced them with those worn by most of the people of southern Sindhu. Some men began to wear a beard, which is a Muslim tradition, not a Hindu one. Dhati rabari live in villages and breed camels.

Author (of drawing, photo, record):

Demski, Dagnosław



Accession number:

India part 3, box 23, 0029

Subject and Keywords:

rabari shepherds (dhati) ; village


Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu

Resource type:


Detailed Resource Type:



Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

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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