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Veil3132/2 c
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Veil, or shawl, worn with wedding ensemble (3132/2 a-b). Fabric is wild tussar silk in a light orange-brown colour. It is hand embroidered with small images of standing birds, elephants with tusks and long tails, and human figures with arms spread, in gold metallic thread, round wooden beads, and tubular glass and metal beads. The back of the veil shows the yellow and white thread used to attach the beads.

Culture
South India
Material
tussar silk fibre, glass, wood and metal
Made in
Tamil Nadu, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Pants3132/2 b
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Baggy shalvaar style pants, worn with a long tunic (part a), and veil or shawl (part c), as part of a wedding ensemble. Pants are made of wild tussar silk in a light orange-brown colour and have a wide waist band, with pull-string that ties at the front. Legs are pleated at top front, loose through the thigh and tapering toward the ankle, where hem is stitched five times. The garment is otherwise undecorated. Interior is lined with silk fabric in a course weave.

Culture
South India
Material
tussar silk fibre
Made in
Tamil Nadu, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Garment3132/2 a
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Long tunic (kameez) worn over pants with a veil, as part of a wedding ensemble (3132/2 b-c). Shirt has long narrow sleeves, a slightly scooped neck, and a front opening that fastens with hooks. Garment is made of wild tussar silk in a light orange-brown colour. It is hand embroidered the length of the front opening on both sides, and around the wrists and front of the neck, along with cording of metallic thread. Images include standing birds, elephants with tusks and long tails, and human figures with arms spread, in gold metallic thread, round wooden beads, and tubular glass and metal beads. The back is undecorated; the interior is lined with panels of silk in a course weave.

Culture
South India
Material
tussar silk fibre, glass, wood and metal
Made in
Tamil Nadu, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shawl2878/68
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Rectangular woven shawl. The centre section of the shawl is light brown and has a design of alternating green and purple thick lines. The light brown centre has a border made up of two lines with small triangles between them. On either end of the shawl there are identical designs. The designs are made up of different arrangements of lines and triangles in various colours.

Culture
South India
Material
fibre
Made in
Odisha, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Figure2878/53
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Metal figure depicting a four-armed human-like warrior goddess riding on the back of a large cat-like animal. In her right hands she has a sword and arrow, while in her left hands she is holding a ‘chakra’ (discus) and a lotus or goad. The goddess is wearing a chain of leaves around her neck, as well as neck rings. She is also wearing a crown on top of her head, and a skirt. She has rings on her shoulders. The animal has pointed teeth, whiskers and pointed ears. On the body of the animal is a pattern of lines and dots. On the belly of the animal there is a cross-hatched design carved into the metal.

Culture
South India
Material
metal
Made in
Odisha, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Cow Bell2878/52
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Oblong shaped bell carved out of a single piece of brown wood. At the top of the bell on both ends there are two pairs of squares carved into the wood through which a rope is strung and tied. Within the bell there are two wooden clappers that protrude from the bottom of the bell. These clappers are also tied to the main portion of the bell from the inside; the top of these ropes are tied through the top of the bell in a large knot. The rope itself is made up of four pieces which are twisted together. There are four knots tied throughout these ropes.

Culture
South India
Material
wood and fibre
Made in
Phulbani, Odisha, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Cow Bell2878/51
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Oblong shaped bell carved out of a single piece of brown wood. On one side of the bell there is a carved curvilinear line along the edge of three of the four sides of the main body of the bell. At the top of the bell, on both ends, there are two pairs of squares carved into the wood through which a rope is strung and tied. Within the bell there are two wooden clappers that protrude slightly from the bottom of the bell. These clappers are also tied to the main portion of the bell from the inside; the top of these ropes are tied through the top of the bell. The rope itself is made up of four pieces which are twisted together and then tied all together in a knot.

Culture
South India
Material
wood and fibre
Made in
Dhenkanal, Odisha, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Patachitra Painting2878/50
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Small square painting depicting three figures on a red background. There are two human-like figures on either side of a long thin figure. All three figures have faces with eyes, nose, mouth and eye brows. The eyes are shown as red circles with white eyes and a black pupil. The central, thin figure has a yellow face, the figure on the proper right has a white face, and the figure on the proper left has a black face. All three figures are wearing necklaces; the two human-like figure’s necklaces are white with red stripes while the long yellow figure’s necklace is black. The human-like figure on the proper right side has a black body while the other two figures have a green body. The border of the painting is black and yellow, and within the black border there are white dots. The painting appears to have been done on a piece of paper with black typed characters on it, almost resembling newsprint, as some of the characters show through on the front and back surfaces of the painting.

Culture
South India
Made in
Odisha, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Box2878/48
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Fish-shaped brass container. The head of the fish is hinged to the body on the top and latched to the body at the bottom. On the bottom latch there is a short length of black and yellow textile rope. The head has two large half circles on either side which represent the gills. The main pattern on either side of the body is carved in such a way to look like scales. On the top of the box there are three fins, the largest being closest to the head and then getting successively smaller towards the tail. There is a hollowed out circle on the largest fin. On the bottom of the fish there are four wavy lines separated by a straight line. There are two protruding half circles are on top of the line design. Near the tail there is a design that wraps around the fish that is made up of straight lines, wavy lines, arrows and a braided line.

Culture
South India
Material
brass metal and fibre
Made in
Odisha, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Box2878/47
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Rectangular, footed brass box with hinged, pyramid-shaped lid. The lid of the box is decorated with several different designs including straight and wavy lined patterns. In the centre of each of the four side panels of the lid are six spirals designs, three on either side of a centre line. There are four ‘balls’ on each panel, two at the bottom corners and two on at the top. A curvilinear shaped handle is fixed at the top of the lid. The lid is hinged to the body of the box on the back side and on the front side there is a hinged, loop-shaped latch which closes over a corresponding fixed loop-shaped protrusion extending from the front of the body. The main body of the box has a open work pattern that resembles a cage. There are also three ‘balls’ along each of the four vertical edges of the box. The box rest on four small feet, one in each of the four corners.

Culture
South India
Material
brass metal
Made in
Odisha, India
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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