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A peek into Punjabi virsa at Guru Nanak Dev University exhibition

GNDU’s exhibition on its 52nd Basis Day reminds us of an period passed by as heritage objects placed on show are slowly vanishing from Punjabi way of life and culturescape. Press Reporter correspondent Neha Saini and photojournalist Sunil Kumar take us down the reminiscence lane…

A laalten or lamp, together with a takhti or slate.

IT was like a stroll by way of an period passed by as eight faculties from Jalandhar, Amritsar and Pathankot arrange stalls of heritage objects that included classic kitchens, residing rooms and superb hand weaves that Punjab is known for.

The Lok Virsa exhibition at GNDU marked the college’s 52nd Basis Day. The exhibition has a number of objects on show that are actually vanishing from Punjabi way of life and culturescape. Gadgets equivalent to chakki that used to grind grains or the gramophone, or handmade thathera utensils (made from brass and bronze) that additionally discovered point out within the UNESCO’s intangible heritage listing have been displayed.

Conventional jewelry, locks and uncommon cash placed on show.

Faculties taking part are Apeejay Faculty of Arts, Jalandhar; Hans Raj Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jalandhar; BBKDAV Faculty for Ladies; Khalsa Faculty of Schooling, Amritsar; Sidana Institute of Schooling, Amritsar; Baba Budda Faculty, village Thatha, Tarn Taran; Anand Faculty of Schooling, Amritsar; Shanti Devi Arya Mahila Faculty, Dinanagar; and Shri Guru Angad Dev Faculty, Khadoor Sahib.

{An electrical} switchboard that was used within the early ’40s.

College students additionally carried out folks dances and songs equivalent to jaago, boliyan and sammi for guests.

The preferred attraction was the 200-year-old hand-woven phulkari chaddar. Numerous stalls had loads of conventional, old-world home goods, together with gramophone, radio and instruments utilized in looms arrange at house by girls, who used to make phulkaris and durries at house. Dwell conventional, classic kitchen had been additionally arrange at a number of stalls. Earthen pots and generally discovered kitchen objects equivalent to chaati, chakki, masaledaanis, degh and others which have now vanished from trendy way of life had been additionally placed on show for guests, particularly the youthful era to familiarise them about Punjabi tradition and way of life.

A stall with reside rural conventional kitchen set-up.

Phulkaris, splendid baghs, hand-weaved pakkhis (followers) and durries, too, had been an schooling in regards to the wealthy textile and crafts of Punjab. Uncommon and outdated cash, some relationship again to the 14th and fifteenth century, had been additionally placed on show.

A stall displaying widespread lounge objects.
Conventional hand-woven pakkhiyan.
Age-old brass and bronze utensils that had been used at houses.
Punjabi folks music objects; and (R) 200-year-old phulkari chaddar.

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