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Wedding veil (Phulkari): Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2007-09-22

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Western world strongly associates beauty with good fortune. This connection is not taken for granted in South Asia. The region's folklore holds a deep-seated fear that beauty and happiness may attract the attention of envious evil spirits. Symbolic defacement serves as a protective charm. A black mark is drawn on a child's forehead; a dark spot is embroidered on a woman's wedding veil.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009