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Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Thana District ; Maharashtra

Date issued/created:



Zespół fotografii zrobionych we wsiach w stanie Maharszta. Pochodzą one z 1989 roku. Poza krajobrazem wiejskim, zdjęcia przedstawiają zapis procesu przekształcania się sztuki plemiennej i sakralnej w popularną. Stare wzory i motywy występujące dawniej na ścianach domów obecnie wykorzystywane są w malunkach na papierze i zaliczane do kategorii współczesnej, bardziej skomercjalizowanej sztuki ludowej


Shrine in the village of Warli (Iconographic document) Warli tribe

Other names:

Obrazy Indii i Pakistanu-Plemię Warli

Type of object:

Ethnographic object

Object description:

Photo (scan from slide). The photo shows a kind of traditional tribal shrine. In the center there is a piece of wood with a picture of a rider on a horse, on both sides of it there are stones painted with paint. The stake stands under a palm tree at the edge of the field and represents the male deity of the guardian of the fields, belonging to the pantheon of tribal deities. They can be treated as a place marked by an unearthly force, a kind of primitive shrine. Ceremonies are held here to protect property. The village of Kalambipada lies in the monsoon zone, hence the predominance of rich vegetation and flora. During the rainy season, the fields are flooded with water. Photo taken in the dry season.

Author (of drawing, photo, record):

Demski, Dagnosław



Accession number:

India part 2, 1200dpi, box 7, 0014

Subject and Keywords:

shrine ; rural architecture ; Warli tribe


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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