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Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India

Description: Belly Dancer's Costume - Banjara Peoples of India A) Choli (top) - Sleeved, backless top. Deep V-neckline. Short sleeves. Patchwork, using various types, colors, and patterns of fabric. Panels at sides, bottom, and upper breasts/lower front shoulders of rows of various sized mirrors framed in different color stitching. Ties in back. Lined in various fabrics. B) Ghaghra (skirt) - Ankle-length skirt made of horizontal bands of various fabrics. From top: Green waistband; Yellow band with red stitched "X" forms; Wide band of three rows of small circular mirrors framed in various colors of cloth, the bands divided by a blue and an orange stripe of cloth with stitched "X" forms; Thin green band with red stitches; Very thin white strip; Pink stripe with center band of yellow/green running across it; Narrow band of various-colored fabric in slightly wavy profile; Black band with center band of various color stitching; White crenelated band; purple band; Wide green section with center wide red stripe with yellow borders; Wide hem with various embroidered bands and stitching. Lined in red fabric with light yellow printed paisley design. Slit at side, tie at waistband. C) Necklace. Yarn/cord necklace. Ball/loop closure at back. Back part of necklace covered with tightly wound spiral of tiny red/purple beads. Necklace has 7 pendants of graduated sizes composed of silver-colored coins with attached loops and with attached hanging loops from which are suspended small silver spheres. Between each coin pendant is a tubular silver spacer bead. Coins are from India, of several denominations, one dated 1984, one dated 1985, others with dates obscured. No maker's marks or hallmarks visible. Measurements: 21 3/4" long D) Necklace. Long, narrow corded/twined black necklace with central openwork beaded "zig-zag" line of tiny beads in groups of red, yellow, green, red, blue, green, and orange, with ...
Date: [1975..2000]

Prayer Hall

Description: The view moves from the exterior to the interior of the granite prayer hall. The entrance is topped with an arched panel above the lintel and a stupa can be seen through the opening which includes carved figures flanking the doorway.
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Prayer Hall, relief sculpture

Description: The relief sculpture detail in the foyer of the prayer hall is seen in this view. The figures are a standing man and a standing woman. The man's right hand is on the shoulder of the woman.
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Prayer Hall

Description: The view shows the foyer and a general lateral view with arch, beam and wall decorations including carved colossal elephants.
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Prayer Hall, sculptures

Description: The interior of the prayer hall includes relief carvings and decorations with a sculpture of an elephant reaching out into the space in the round. In the far corner is a standing couple.
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Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex

Description: The engaged columns of Rajarajeshvara temple depict various aspects of Shiva. Many human figures rest in carved windows. Several mythological animals decorate the pillars.
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Date: 1012/1044
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Rajarajeshvara Temple Complex

Description: A stone carved wall depicting various aspects of Shiva. There are many human figures that can be seen resting in carved windows. Several mythological animals can be seen resting on top of the windows. Human figures have various stance and movements.
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Date: 1012/1044
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Lakshmana Temple Complex

Description: This detail view shows a sculpture in the form of a lion with a man much smaller in proportion on the grounds of the Lakshmana Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Some portion of the facade of the temple is visible as well as another temple in the upper right corner of this view.
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Date: 0925~/0954~