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1 ED2019-120 Toy Spinning top toy from India. 2 parts.  Instructions: 1. Put the peg on the top through hole in the wooden handle. 2. Wrap black cord around the top of the peg. Wrap tightly and hold with your hand when finished. 3. Place pointed part of the top on smooth surface. 4. Hold wooden handle with one hand and grasp the string with the other. 5. Pull uickly and evenly, holding the top in place with the wooden handle. Remove the wooden handle as you finish pulling the string off.  ED2019-120 (Toy) image
2 ED2021-100 Stamp, Wood A set of 12 (A-L) hand carved, wooden stamps with various images and patterns (i.e.. horse, floral, leaves). They are covered in dried-up paint of various colors from previous uses. This type of stamp is popular in India. ED2021-100 (Stamp, Wood) image
3 ED2021-101 Pot, Cooking An aluminum cooking pot (B) with a lid (A), otherwise known as a patila in India. According to the information card included with the pot, it can function as a saucepan, soup pot, or stewing pot. Neither the pot or the lid have handles, a commonality among Indian cookware.  ED2021-101 (Pot, Cooking) image
4 ED2021-102 Bracelet A bracelet from India made of brass. It's a C-shaped piece of jewlery with a chain pattern on the front. ED2021-102 (Bracelet) image
5 ED2021-103 Figurines Two brass figurines from India. The first figurine (A) is a small elephant with some accessories on its back and trunk. The second figurine (B) is a horse/donkey with accessories on its back and head. ED2021-103 (Figurines) image
6 ED2021-105 Cup, Katori A small, metal cup called a katori in Hindi. The tag attached with the katori reads: "Small food cups (katoris) - These are used on the Thali for the more liquid curries and for curds." A thali is an Indian-style platter of different dishes. ED2021-105 (Cup, Katori) image
7 ED2021-106 Serving Plate A metal serving plate called a Thali in Hindi. In India, thalis are used to serve a platter of different dishes, each in their own individual cup or katori.  ED2021-106 (Serving Plate) image
8 ED2021-108 Anklet A metal, Indian anklet, called a payal. The anklet has two strands with sets of bells placed at intervals on the strands. On the clasp is the @ symbol (possibly a brand symbol) and a set of bells. ED2021-108 (Anklet) image
9 ED2021-109 Gopichand A string instrument from India played by plucking the string the stretches from the handle to the drum. This object is missing the string and the tuning nob at the top of the handle (where an empty hole sits). It is brown with a small drum end connected to a long handle that attaches to two sides of the drum.  Sticker on the front of the instrument reads "BINA - Bina Musical Store - Made in India."
10 ED2021-126 Tapestry An orange tapestry with various patterns made with white and brown accent colors. When unfolded, it is fairly big. It was made by the brand Marketplace: Handwork of India which is a not-for-profit organization that employs women in Mumbai with fair wages and non-exploitative work. ED2021-126 (Tapestry) image
11 ED2021-13 Bagh Chal Bagh Chal is a strategy game that originated in Nepal. The game consists of a board incised with a grid (A), 4 tiger figures, 20 goat figures, and a bag to hold the pieces (B).  It is a two player with one playing the tigers, while the other plays the goats. For the tigers, the objective of the game is to eliminate four goats from the board. For the goats, the object is to trap the tigers so they cannot move. The rules of the game are as following:  - The person playing the tigers starts by placing one tiger in each of the board's four corners.  - The person playing the goats then places one goat on any of the board's coordinates. (A coordinate is a spot where two or more lines intersect). - A tiger may now move once space towards the goat in an effort to jump it. If the tiger can jump the goat in a straight line to a free space (in a move similar to chekcers), the goat is thereyby eliminated and removed from the board.  - In each turn a goat is placed on the board until all the goats are in play (unless being jumped has already eliminated them). A goat cannot move around the baord until all the goats are in play.  - A tiger can only move one space in each turn. A jump does nto entitle a tiger to another turn. A tiger can jump more than one goat in a single move, however, if it has the opportunity to do so.  - Once all the goats are placed on the board, they are free to move. A goat can only move one space in a single turn.  - If the tigers eliminate four goats, the tigers win.  - If the goats are able to trap the tigers and prevent them from moving, while losing no more than three goats, the goats win the game.  ED2021-13 (Bagh Chal) image
12 ED2021-152 Wind Chime A metal wind chime from India, likely from the Kutch district of India where Ghantadi (the art of metal bell crafting) is popular. This wind chime contains four gold-colored metal bells of varying sizes. The heart-shaped base of the wind chime is black with a short chain on top. ED2021-152 (Wind Chime) image
13 ED2021-167 Figurine, Buddha The tag with the object reads: "Sanskrit describes a statue of Buddha as Buddharupa meaning 'the image if the enlightened one.' A Buddharupa is an emblem of extreme tranquility and meditation. The primary function of a Buddha statue is to communicate peace of mind and discipline. In places where low literacy rates makes understanding his teachings more difficult, Buddha statues play a crucial role to convey such messages. The statue is in the lotus position, a very common position, which signifies the complete balance of mind and body." This particular statue is light brown and made of plastic. The Buddha sits on top of a platform and holds an object in the middle of his hand while sitting in a crisscross position. ED2021-167 (Figurine, Buddha) image
14 ED2021-173 Bowl A copper bowl from India. The outside of the bowl is a copper color while the inside of the bowl is silver. Other features of the bowl include two decorative handles and a gold sticker in the inside of the bowl which reads "Super Quality Copper Tableware Size 2." ED2021-173 (Bowl) image
15 ED2021-174 Bowl A small copper bowl from India. The outside of the bowl is copper-colored while the inside is silver. Also, on the inside of the bowl is a sticker which says "CERA", the brand of the object. ED2021-174 (Bowl) image
16 ED2021-176 Dance Sticks A pair of Dandiya dance sticks, one with green stripes (A) and the other with red stripes (B). Dandiya is a dance performed at festivals in India. ED2021-176 (Dance Sticks) image
17 ED2021-180 Figurine A green soapstone carving of an animal from India. A sticker on the bottom of the object reads "Self Help Crafts India." ED2021-180 (Figurine) image
18 ED2021-19 Kurti Tunic (a) and pants (b). Casual clothing set worn by women in India. Black with allover floral design.  ED2021-19 (Kurti) image
19 ED2021-24 Scarf Large, rectagular scarf from India. Dyed and printed using batik and block printing techniques. Black, beige, and red.  ED2021-24 (Scarf) image
20 ED2021-25 Tapestry Large tapestry with casings on top and bottom. Block printed. Pink, orange, and black.  ED2021-25 (Tapestry) image
21 ED2021-34 Bindi 9 multi-color bindi on a product card.  ED2021-34 (Bindi) image
22 ED2021-36 Pot Small, metal (copper) pot from India. It is a religious pot and used during Hindu rituals or events. ED2021-36 (Pot) image
23 ED2021-37 Set, Religious A religious, Hindu puja set used during the Ganesh festival. Contains: 5 packets of powder (abil/abir, gulal, kanku, sindur, and chandan), 1 larger roll of holy thread (janoi), 1 smaller roll of thread (nalachhadi/nadachadi), 1 post card photo of Ganesh, and 1 small bag containing dry dates (kharek), black seeds (kamar kakadi), and other nuts. Exported by S.J. International and imported/distributed by Salwan Trading Inc. Product of India. ED2021-37 (Set, Religious) image
24 ED2021-88 Scarf A scarf made of thin, sheer material and, when unfolded, is quite long and wide. The design of the scarf features alternating block sections of red, green, yellow, and purple with white-colored geometric shapes on each section. The tag reads "Khazana, Mpls - Minnesota, Tel (612) 339-4565" and was purchased for $25. Khazana is a boutique in Minneapolis which sells international items, namely from India. ED2021-88 (Scarf) image
25 ED2021-90 Cup A metal drinking cup (gilas). The note left with the object reads: "Metal drinking tumbler (GILAS - a pronunciation in Hindi of 'glass'); The tumbler is used for water, tea, or buttermilk. Tea is always mixed with boiled milk and sugar. Adults rarely drink milk since they prefer to make it into curds (yogurt) or buttermilk, cheese, or sweet desserts and ghee. Some of the families in this village now have crockery tea cups and glass glasses, but the metal tumbler is far more common." ED2021-90 (Cup) image
26 ED2021-92 Doll, Indian A doll (B) dressed in orange pants, a blue-striped undershirt, a purple and green floral cardigan, and a cream-colored saree (sari) with the same floral pattern around the border. The black hair is made of yarn and wrapped onto the back of the head to mimic a bun. Additionally, the Indian doll has a red bindi in between her eyebrows. Included with the doll is a piece of yellow paper (A) which instructs people how to properly wrap the doll in her sari. ED2021-92 (Doll, Indian) image
27 ED2021-94 Drum A round frame drum from India. The frame of the drum is made of an orange-colored wood and the drum head is made of an opaque, white material. ED2021-94 (Drum) image
28 ED2021-95 Cover, Cushion A square-shaped cushion cover from Andhra Pradesh, India. The design on the front of the cover contains various squares which wrap around the entirety of the fabric. Each square has its own pattern but the main colors include blue, red, green, and black. The tag attached to the cover reads: "A cooperative of block print artisans in Andhra Pradesh, India, created this beautiful design. In block printing, craftspeople carve a design into a simple wood block, ink or pour hot wax on the block, then stamp the impression on fabric or paper. Craftspeople are often at a disadvantage in India because they lack financial knowledge and promotional skills. Asha Handicrafts, a non-profit organization, partners together with these block print artisans by fairly marketing their creations." ED2021-95 (Cover, Cushion) image
29 ED2021-96 Drum, Tabla A small tabla drum. The body of the drum is a light brown color and the drum head is white with a big, black, off-center circle in the middle. Along the sides of the drum are white strings that run vertically, up-and-down all around the body. Tabla drums are commonly used in India and are played using the hands. ED2021-96 (Drum, Tabla) image
30 ED2021-97 Khartal A pair of two khartal instruments (A,B) that resemble a tambourine when put together. The two pieces are wooden, half circles with gold colored bells lining the circular edge. One has a larger hand opening in the middle than the other. A sticker on one of them reads "Handcrafted in India - Archana Crafts." Played by putting the thumb in the one with the circle opening (A) and the other four fingers in the one with the larger opening (B) and shaking the hand. ED2021-97 (Khartal) image