A Maithil woman’s household work

Traditionally women of the Maithil culture veiled their faces with their sari (anchara) when they went out in public and met strangers. At the top left, Rebti shows an image of herself opening the veil of her sari and then all the types of work that she and other women must do. The second image from the left shows her carrying pots of water, with the water spilling from the top. Next she sweeps up a basket of leaves which she burns in her stove as fuel for cooking. Then she collects and dries mungdaal. From the bottom left, she collects potatoes from the field, then in the next images she collects wood and rice. In the final image she is carrying pots of water again.

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Size:- 51 x 76 cm