Rukhwat – Decorated Items in a Maharastrian Wedding

In older times, a bride took all her stuff from her family home to her new home with her husband. She would bring essentials (utensils, pots, cups), things to make life interesting (crochet needles, yarn, paint, pencils), and of course clothes. The Maharastrian wedding has a special place for what a brides brings into the new home and that is the Rukhwat, a bride's trousseau of gifts. On display are gifts from her family, things she made, and even some special clothes. In older times, a...