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Title:

Memorial stones (paliya) (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Bhuj ; Kutch District ; Gujarat

Date issued/created:

[1992]

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). Memorial stones (paliya) are set to commemorate a particular person died suddenly. They are usually placed at the border of the village. They are made of stone, on which are engraved symbols identifying the person and the signature of the local language (Gujarati here). There are some symbols (rider on a horse or a camel, a shrine, a female figure, hands raised up). The photo shows a rider on a camel with a sword in his hand. At the top are round shapes represent the sun and the moon. On the right side you can see the neighboring one. The custom of placing memorial stones is known all over the Indian subcontinent

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; Memorial stones (paliya)

Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

image/jpeg

Source:

part 1, box 11, 0080

Rights:

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

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