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Traditional village, shrines of kachchi rabari (Iconographic document)


Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Tunda Wandh ; Kutch District ; Gujarat

Date issued/created:



Photography (scan from a slide). The village of 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 is visible shrine placed outside the village, at which the shepherds celebrate night ceremonies. In a separate space on the circle plan are set three stones with Hindu trident (trishula) signs followed by the red flag which flutters. Each of them refers to a different deity. This is an older form of worship of shepherds

Subject and Keywords:

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

Resource Type:





part 2, box 2, 0007


Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

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