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Lady in Husband's Clothes (Punjab Museum Collection)

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Title: Lady in Husband's Clothes (Punjab Museum Collection)
Author(s): Randhawa, Mohinder Singh
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Pahari Painting: Guler (1740-1770), Guler-Kangra
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Description: Lonely women whose husbands were away were often shown in men's clothes, as this reminded them of their husband. The Rani is dressed in her husband's clothes, including a turban with peacock feather. One companion holds a thali containing vermilion with which a vermilion mark has been painted on her forehead. The empty bed suggests the absent husband
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3344


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