I will make a separate post of the shiwan when I get an opportunity to attend a typical goan wedding.
This wedding which I attended was half Goan and hence the Rukhwat.
I was in Pune last weekend for a wedding in the family, in olden times we could see all the items supposedly made by the bride, or given by the father to his daughter, it could be anything clothes, utensils, cupboard, everything was displayed. Traditionally you can say the significance of Rukhwat is that these are things a bride carries to her new home to start her new life. It is not done at that scale nowadays; there are enthusiastic mothers who love to display some really artistically and creatively made things. This are not necessarily made by the girl but are usually a team effort of her mother, aunts, friends and relatives, but some of the items are specially made by an expert who does it only for such occasions and for the purpose of an appealing display.
ITEMS MADE OF REDUCED MILK AND ARE EDIBLE
FRUITS MADE OF MILK
All the items made here, are made by reducing milk, if you look at these items you see how intricately they are made and such precise proportions. All the items are hand made.
These items are made by a lady in Goa, Ms PRAFUL KELEKAR, who I haven’t had the opportunity to meet but have heard a lot about.