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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). People doing shopping at the market, and living in the surrounding villages (Chakar, Kotra). Among them, the men in white clothes of rabari, a turban of white color - belonging to the group dheberiya rabari. Behind them sit the villagers. Market is outside the entrance to the temple of Mommai Mata on the hill and is done on the occasion of the feast. Date falls on the seventh day of the bright half of the month Aso (Aso Sud 7), which is usually in late September and October. Temple of goddess situated on a hill and unites the multicaste inhabitants of neighboring villages (one of the main temples of Hothi Rajputs from Mota Bandra). In the valley temple of the goddess of caste shepherds rabari in which holidays are celebrated on the same day, but from dusk

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; local holidays ; market ; village ; garment

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part 2, box 3, 0054


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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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