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Maternal veil (Pido): Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2007-09-22

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In Rajasthan, the mother of a newborn son traditionally wore a yellow veil known as a pido. Ten small lotus medallions symbolized the months of pregnancy and birth, while a large central lotus signaled the creation of a new life. Asking for a pido was a time-honored way for a wife to tell her husband she was expecting.
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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