Maharashtrian weddings are generally a simple affair with little pomp.
The brides dress up in a yellow and green Saree during the muhurat.The food as well as the jewellery is unpretentious and minimal.
Although there is one particular custom that I think is unique to this region and that is the Rukhwat or a bridal trousseau - a collection of items that a bride would take along with her to her new home after marriage.
It could be anything from dinnerware or crockery to paintings, embroidery work, etc.
Often the bride or the women of the house painstakingly put it together and the display is quite an attraction in these weddings.
|bride decorating the tulsi vrindavan with beautiful motifs .|
Colourful pots and baskets
So, as soon as the marriage date of my husband's maternal cousin was finalised I decided to put together this Warli frame as a part of her Rukhwat.
|Black warli motifs and acrylic gold on canvas.|
All done and ready to be framed....
How has it come out?
Do let me know your thoughts.
Images: my personal collection.