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Local Market accompanying Mommai Mata Festival (Iconographic document)


Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Chakar ; Kutch District ; Gujarat

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Photography (scan from a slide). People who live in the surrounding villages (Chakar, Kotra) collected on the rite of market. Dominated by men dressed in modern clothes. However, among them, you can see several men in white clothes and turbans black-purple-color belonging to the group kachchi rabari. Market is located at the entrance to the temple of Mommai Mata on a hill on the occasion of the feast. Date falls on the seventh day of the bright half of the month Aso (Aso Sud 7), which the falls out usually in late September or October. Temple of the Goddess is on a hill and unites multicaste residents of neighboring villages (one of the main temples of Hothi Rajputs from Mota Bandra). Goddess temple of shepherds rabari caste is in the valley in which rite ofs are celebrated on the same day, but at dusk

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; local festival ; market ; village ; garment

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part 1, box 11, 0002


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Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund





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