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Traditional village, shrines of kachchi rabari (Iconographic document)


Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Tunda Wandh ; Kutch District ; Gujarat

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Photography (scan from a slide). The village of shepherds kachchi rabari with preserved traditional huts (bhunga). Cottage built on a circular plan with a wooden pin posed in the middle. The walls are built of clay and thatch roof. In the past, the shepherds rabari built their settlements outside the village. In the picture are visible shrines that are put outside the village, at which the shepherds celebrate night ceremonies. In a separate space on the circle plan are set five stones with Hindu trident (trishula) signs and with them can be seen the remains of incense. Each of them refers to a different deity. This is an older form of worship of the shepherds. On the right side can be seen fragment of a rectangular shrines, often encountered in shepherds. On the ground lie the remains of earthen pitchers and colorful fabrics - remains of the celebrated rituals

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; rural architecture ; kachchi rabari shepherds ; shrines of shepherds

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part 2, box 2, 0005


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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

Original in:

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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