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Dowry box

Description: Indian weddings are very festive and full of gift-giving. Traditionally, the bride's parents are expected to give a dowry, or wedding gift, to the future husband's household in the form of money, jewelry, textiles, or any variety of valuable items. A box like this might have been used to carry a dowry to the house of the groom. In the past and even today in some parts of India, marriages are arranged by the families of the bride and groom.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Geography: India
Subjects: Dowry
India--Social life and customs
Marriage customs and rites

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