Saturday, June 4, 2016

Apatani household item

(Pinta=container, Yaju=ladle)
Pinta-yaju are the amongst sacred Apatani household items. These items are used for offering rice-beer during various rituals. They are made of matured and dried bottle gourds which are popularly known as Calabash.
Traditionally, every Apatani family with daughters of marriageable ages have to prepare and keep ready 'pinta-yaju' for their girls. Most of the marriage rituals can't be completed without these sacred items; specially YAJU.

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