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Uncut cloth: a turban, a shawl, a saree.

2 Apr

In the gir forest, a woman from the maldhari tribe.

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Wiki says this about maldhari’s

tends to the sheep and weaves blankets – from Karnataka, a Gorava

3 Mar

:image credits: Suyog Gaidhani.

The shirt is not part of his traditional garment.

Tangkhul Naga, Manipur

12 Feb

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"The tangkhul Naga shawl of Manipur is a thick cotton shawl worn by men and woven by women in striking bands of rust and blcack. The bands may vary in width and the ends of the shawl are often decorated with brilliantly coloured extra wefts"  Uncut cloth, by Askari and Arthur, Merrel Holberton Publishers.

ghumar..ghumar…ghumar she dances.

3 Nov

 she holds a chari on her head and a lighted lamp is placed in it..

popular in the kishengargh region of rajasthan.

Thank You prerna

“shae amake sindoor poralo. amhi vivahit hoye gyalam” she said in bangla

19 Sep

translated ” he put sindoor on my forehead. I am now married to him”

sindoor is  (made with turmeric and alum or lime) is a mark made by the man on the parting of his bride’s hair which symbolises that she is now married.

this picture is of a bride and bridegroom from bengal.

bangla is a language spoken in bengal, bangladesh

“thalel oru thortum, oru kailiyum udut njan ravele eranguum meen veekyan”he said in *malyalam.

14 Sep

image credits: thaths

 translated : wearing towel on the head and draping a ( a cloth which measure  2.5 meters is called kaili) i leave in the morning to sell fish.

* malyalam = is a language spoken in kerala

“vithala, vithala, vithala” sang the *warkari community of maharastra during the **palkhi

10 Aug

image credits:spacejunk

*warkari = devotees of lord vithala

**palkhi = procession.

The 5 K’s of the sikhs- Kesh. Kanga. Kara. Kaccha. Kirpan.

8 Aug

image credits = larry &flo

kesh = hair, kanga =comb to keep their long hair tidy, kara =steel bangle worn on the right arm.

kaccha =similar to soldiers undershorts, kirpan = warriors sword.

they are literal meanings of the word. these objects hold more than literal meanings in the life of a practising sikh – both men and women.