black and dark red resist printed fabric; decorated with nine yellow and white embroidered medallions with raised mirror centers; multi-colored embroidered strip down center; each end heavily embroidered with small mirror patterns (multicolored); two selvedges; two fringed ends

Woman's wedding veil (Phulakiya ludaki), mid 20th century

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A Vaghadia Rabari woman customarily wore a plain black woolen veil. But during her marriage ceremonies, she donned a brightly embroidered head covering with nine pillowed medallions arrayed along the center seam. One other Rabari group also embroidered veils with pillowed medallions, but a line of nine meant only Vaghadia Rabari. Add photograph - Frater, p. 172

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Woman's wedding veil (Phulakiya ludaki)
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2004.169.84
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black and dark red resist printed fabric; decorated with nine yellow and white embroidered medallions with raised mirror centers; multi-colored embroidered strip down center; each end heavily embroidered with small mirror patterns (multicolored); two selvedges; two fringed ends