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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 can see a woman in a long black wool veil (ludi) to the ground. There is a specific garment for women rabari kachchi group. Two men in white clothes - rabari - including one in a turban color purple - belonging to the kachchi rabari. Apart from them dominate the villagers, seller of fruit sugarcane, fruit and other goods. 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 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 the Rajputs Hothi from Mota Bandra. In the valley temple of the goddess of shepherds rabari caste in which rites are celebrated on the same day, but at dusk

Subject and Keywords:

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

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part 1, box 11, 0072


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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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