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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). Shoppers at the market, and living in the surrounding villages (Chakar, Kotra). Among them you will see men in white clothes - rabari - including one in a turban color purple - belonging to the kachchi rabari. In addition to these villagers, sellers of fruit (bananas, apples), peanuts, sugar cane. Market 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 fall 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 in Mota Bandra. In the valley temple of the goddess caste rabari in which festival are celebrated on the same day, but at dusk

Subject and Keywords:

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

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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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