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Calcutta, Kalighat: tree with strings

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Calcutta, Kalighat: tree with strings
Author(s): Morgan, Kenneth W.
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Hindu images: Household Images;daily life;slide set
Description: This is also a tree at which women pray for children. They tie strings, bits of grass, or hairs from their head to the tree and then make their petition. They also throw colored powders at the base of the tree, put coins and flowers on the ledge, and walk around the tree making their petitions.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3805


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