Rabari Markings

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The hand of an old Rabari woman at Rani Ka Hajira in the Old City. Groups of the tribal Rabari are often found in the bazaar there and the women are easily spotted in their black & purple winter clothing. None of the other women would let me photograph them but this woman was fine about me photographing her hand. She had the tattoos done as an adolescent (she looked in her 70s or 80s now) The double string-looking thing above her hand is actually an metal ear-cleaner. Many tribals wear these around their necks.

Les jours heureux enr., and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. CRAZYME 98 months ago | reply

    I like the colour of her ghaagra...Pink embroided...kewl...plus her tattoo...

  2. nolando 98 months ago | reply

    gawd this is cool

  3. halifaxlight 98 months ago | reply

    Very nice eye to catch this so well

  4. Les jours heureux enr. 98 months ago | reply

    Hi Meana ! This is super this photo, full of strong colours with the contrast of the softness of the hand and strings. Very interesting particularly with the description. Thank you.

  5. Yilud [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

    Beautiful, a very beautiful composition!

  6. netta p 98 months ago | reply

    wow. love her tattoo.

  7. HeadOvMetal 87 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tattoos Below The Cuff, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  8. strandloper 76 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing your photographs and knowledge of these tribal people . Are you professionally interested in these people?

  9. Meanest Indian 76 months ago | reply

    @ strandloper – no but i have maintained a keen interest since my 2 years in gujarat and return to kutch when i can to photgraph and learn more about this vibrant region.

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