Object structure



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). Rural landscape inhabited by the Warli tribe. The villagers of Devgaon cultivate rice and raise animals. The photo shows a rice field surrounded by bounds during the dry season. In the foreground is the image of the deity, the guardian of the field, made of a piece of wood. The pin stands on the between 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. The village is located in a monsoon zone, hence the predominance of rich vegetation, and during the rainy season, the fields are flooded by water. Photo taken in the dry season.

Author (of drawing, photo, record):

Demski, Dagnosław



Accession number:

India part 2, 1200dpi, box 7, 0024

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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