ASIA- INDIA / JAT- A TRIBE IN GUJRAT

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The Sunni Muslims follow their own Pirs. They give contributions to the Tomb of a Jath woman, 'Mai'. Even if they are Muslims, they believe in Shakti puja.

The Fakirni Jaths believe in Savla Pir, as do Muslim and Hindu nomads of western Kutch, whose tomb is on a mud island in a creek off Koteshwar in Lakhpat.

Garasia Jaths believe in a woman saint, Mai Bhambi, and a monument is dedicated to her at Sumrasar where they gather annually at a fair. They believe that embroidery is a sacred gift from their ancestor, Mai Bamba. So, when their garments wear out, they hang these in bushes or bamboos to return to nature. These antique embroideries provide an insight into old forgotten patterns.

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