Wedding Gifts in India

Wedding Gifts in India

Vahani Belts from Kutch
CHITRA BALASUBRAMANIAM

Avahani (money belt) always brings to my mind tales from Arabian Nights that included descriptions of wads of money and precious stones being cleverly concealed in a belt. The belt, looking unexceptional to any onlooker, had openings in the sides to conceal valuables. One Indian tradition of the Sodha people from Kutch involves just such a belt. Download this free article to read more.