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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 shepherds kachchi rabari with preserved traditional huts (bhunga). Cottage are built on a circular plan with a wooden pin posed in the middle. The walls are made of clay and has thatch roof. In the past, the shepherds rabari built their settlements outside the village. The picture show shrine which is placed outside the village, at which the shepherds celebrate night ceremonies. On a separate space on the circle plan are set five stones with Hindu trident signs (trishula). Each of them refers to a different deity. This is an older form of worship of shepherds. Flag flutters above the ground

Subject and Keywords:

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

Resource Type:





part 2, box 2, 0020


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