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Country Market and Mommai Mata fair (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, four women in long dark veils to the ground. Long black wool veils with a pattern with red dots or sewn applications - typical clothes for women rabari kachchi group. In addition to these villagers, salers of fruit (bananas, apples), peanuts, sugar cane. Market is located at the entrance to the temple of Mommai Mata on a hill on the occasion of the feast. The date falls on the seventh day of the bright half of the month Aso (Aso Sud 7) according to the lunar calendar and usually falls in late September and October. Temple of the Goddess is on a hill and unites multicaste residents of neighboring villages (one of the main temples of Hothi Rajputs from Mota Bandra. In the valley temple of the goddess of caste rabari in which rite of s are celebrated on the same day, but at dusk

Subject and Keywords:

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

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part 1, box 9, 0044


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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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