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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 made of clay and has thatch roof. Before entering the hut is threshing floor, a place where locals cook, eat and spend time. In the past, the shepherds rabari built their settlements outside the village. The picture shows the cottage with three residents - a mother with children. A woman dressed in characteristic kachchi rabari outfit - black skirt and colorful blouse and a long black veil (ludi) in a pattern in red dots. Cottage is surrounded by a fence built of stone and clay

Subject and Keywords:

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

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part 2, box 2, 0012


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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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