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Title: Local market accompanying Mommai Mata festival (Iconographic document)


Demski, Dagnosław

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Chakar ; Kutch District ; Gujarat


Photography (scan from a slide). Shoppers at the market, and living in the surrounding villages (Chakar, Kotra). Among them can be seen in the depths of three women in long black veils to the ground (ludi) - characteristic clothes for women of kachchi rabari group. Apart from them dominate the 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 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 Hothi Rajputs from Mota Bandra. In the valley temple of the goddess of caste of shepherds rabari in which festival are celebrated on the same day, but at dusk

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part 1, box 11, 0066


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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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